Tuesday, July 20, 2010

White-headed Woodpecker

This lovely gal stops for a drink most evenings (the male comes less often). I always get excited when she does...hoping soon maybe she'll bring fledglings? Wordless Nature Notes Bird Photography Weekly

29 comments:

And Miles To Go... said...

wonderful close shots!

Titanium said...

Wowza! You caught this little rascal being awfully adorable. The detail in these shots is simply amazing.

caite said...

love that first one especially, so clean and sharp.

Janie said...

What a beautiful bird. I've never seen one.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Very nice shot of a cool bird.

Carver said...

What a treat. I've never seen one of those and your shots are great. I have 5 different types of woodpeckers I frequently see but never one like that.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the white headed woodie!

Woody said...

They tend to be very skittish, so you usually need a nice telephoto or zoom to get shots this good!

Dominic Gendron said...

Very interesting woodpecker! New specie for me...great head shot ;)

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Long ago I had a woodpecker tree in front of the house where I lived. They loved to chitter chatter and made quite a rat ta tat tat :)

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beauty! Never seen the likes of her! Jacqueline

stan said...

that's a great closeup!

Stan said...

What a cool bird. I've been hanging out in the Sierra for many years and have never seen such a critter.

gee said...

clear capture, very nice

Clytie said...

Wow. What wonderful shots!

I wonder ... why do they call them white-headed woodpeckers? Lol! :=}

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Great snap, delightful little chap~

LV said...

You did an amazing job capturing this woodpecker in all his glory. Very nice post and blog.

cat said...

Fantastic photos!

Light and Voices said...

Wowza! I'm impressed that you caught a white headed woodpecker. Sooooo cute!
Joyce M

KaHolly said...

I have never heard of a white-headed woodpecker. Just amazing!

Lois said...

How beautiful! I've never seen one before.

A piece of news said...

The second photo brings to mind my cats cleaning between their toes. Is that what she is doing?!

gel said...

Wowzers! That first one could go on the cover of a bird book. Enjoyed the second, too: gotta feed the tummy.

Rambling Woods said...

Looks kind of like our red-bellied woodpecker....beautiful...

mick said...

A beautiful bird - and one I'd sure like to see! Don't have them out here in Aus. of course!

Larry said...

Gorgeous shots of the female White-headed Woodpecker Jill! I hope she brings some chicks your way when the time is right!

Bob Kaufman said...

Wow! really up close shots of a White-headed Woodpecker. I never got that close shots (even with my long lens) :P. Great job!

Halcyon said...

I have red-headed peckers, but I've never seen a white-headed one! She's cute!!!

valerie @ compositionlife said...

That is a new one for me as well! Lovely shot!