Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bear with me

If you are new here and did not know this already, you are about to find out in a hurry that i am a nerd...a bird nerd!! I just can't help myself.


red bellied woodpecker

photo: birdingconsultant.com



This gorgeous guy was in my backyard today. A first time appearance. I wish i had taken this picture but i was too dumbstruck to move...i did not want to scare him away. The kids and i stood there and watched him until he flew off. I was so distracted watching the feeder hoping that he would come back that i burned Avery's lunch. oops!!!

8 comments:

Colleen said...

Lucky, lucky you! Did I tell you that we had a downy woodpecker here? Very cool looking. I did get a couple of very grainy shots. Maybe I'll post one sometime this week.

SueWis said...

Isn't he pretty!? We have one at our house too. Buy him some suet and he will stick around.

Leigh said...

Gorgeous!!! I keep trying to set up bird feeders but the army of squirrels always gets to them first!

MaryMary said...

I'm impressed you can tell the difference in them!

angela said...

That would be fun to see out the window! Too funny that you burned lunch - there are more important things than stove watching some days!

Dotty Jane said...

Pretty! We have a pair of red bellies here and have seen flickers and downies. But the biggest treat was to spot a pileated woodpecker about a week ago! I haven't seen him since and this was only the second time I've ever seen one. I love watching the birds:) It was worth burning the lunch for that, huh?
Vicki

Colleen said...

Aunt Deb said she saw FOUR pileated woodpeckers, two pairs, all together and doing some sort of dance, spreading wings and moving around.

lisa said...

wow! that would be so cool - he is gorgeous!
(just found your blog via making more with less and am enjoying it all!)

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