Friday, January 6, 2012

Backyard Visitor

Not a good day for taking sun and hazy..
definitely had to do photo editing. This Pileated Woodpecker
(grows up to 19"-this is a male)was very coorperative and gave me lots of
pictures while he was eating pecans. I took these photos from my craftroom
window - about 35 feet from him.  This is the best time of the year for bird
watching, since there are no leaves on the trees. We do not know where they
nest but there are always little ones once a year.


  1. He's beautiful, I don't think I ever saw one of those before. Hope you are getting a lot of crafting done when you are not birdwatching! Have a great weekend.

  2. I remember the first time I saw one, I was amazed -- a real live Woody Woodpecker!

  3. Hi Maxi,
    I think this is the coolest bird. We have them around NE Ohio in May. I am thinking about making a feeder just for them.... But we are also thinking about a bat house which the woodpecker would not like. What to do!!!!
    Thanks for the supportive words for our Mia! We did the right thing but it's so hard.

  4. he is so cool !
    Woody the Wood-pecker
    in all his glory !



    - KAT-

  5. WOW! He is amazing! We always saw those in NC but I don't think we've seen one if Florida! The first time I heard one in the woods...I thought it was a jungle bird! Beautiful photos, my friend! Happy Sunday! ♥

  6. Nice Picture of that woodpecker. those Pileated Woodpeckers really are big.

  7. Great picture even for bad conditions. Those Pileated Woodpeckers really are big.
    I have seen one here a few times.

  8. Thanks for sharing! I just saw a woodpecker on Hoda and KathyLee show this a.m. and thought he was soooooo cute! Looked just like your friend here! How adorable! Lucky you to have him so close!

  9. Maxie, Thanks for stopping by my blog! And what amazing pictures of the Pileated Woodpecker!! Lucky you to have caught some photos of him!! I have never seen one of these. I sure hope some day that I do! I think I would freak out if I did see one! LOL Thanks for telling me to stop by your blog to see him!