Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Red Bellied Woodpecker

A female Red Bellied Woodpecker.
As with the earlier post today (Cedar Waxwing), these photographs were taken at our house in Rockwood, Tennessee. The bird activity is more than I could have hoped for. I have already put out 2 feeders with plans to take more when I go back. I hope to draw the birds down a little bit. Right now they are staying high up in the trees, but very active.
Lynne, Rockwood may become my Hasty Brook.
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12 comments:

Shellmo said...

The red bellied looks great against that blue sky backdrop.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Leedra, my Pete (or Petunia) must be visiting you!!!!!! Beautiful picture against the blue sky.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Leedra, I love this picture -- especially the blue sky.

Craig Glenn said...

I can never get enough of the red-bellies. I love watching them. The are hard to capture I have found. I like to watch you from way up in the oak tree.

Craig

fishing guy said...

Leedra: Very nicely done. I think woodpeckers are neat.

Leedra said...

Betsy - I am fairly certain she is a resident, no you can not come down the hill and capture her.

Rose said...

My first thought was what a brilliant blue sky. Then I got distracted by the cedar waxwing below.

Darla said...

We have 4 bird feeders and two suet feeders out front and the birds have been NUTS! Some evenings it looks like a swarm of them. Great photos.

Leedra said...

Darla - Photos? Not into birding photos yet?

Jan said...

In the first photo the woodpeckers natural camouflage was working, for me. Great captures.

Dorothy said...

You were lucky to get these shots, Leedra. I hardly ever see these birds. The Waxwings are great, too.

lisaschaos said...

These guys just seem to be ornery about getting their photo taken! Crazy birds!

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