Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just Hanging Around

There seem to more and more of these Downy Woodpeckers in the city especially this winter since it hasn't been very cold yet. I hear them in the trees even in the centre of town and they are very frequent visitors to any suet feeders that are about. This girl was busy looking for insects on a fairly warm day last week so it was hard to catch her being still and I shot the pic through a window so it is a bit fuzzy. They are quite nice birds and will sit really close to your head while you fill a feeder for them - just a wee bit impatient.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

19 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I bet these birds are fun to watch.

Taken For Granted said...

Always enjoy seeing woodpeckers at work, unless they are drilling into my house.

Andy said...

Count yourself lucky. I have only seen one this winter.

Lowell said...

Very cute. We had a red-headed woodpecker working on a palm tree just outside our window in a condo in Ft. Lauderdale. He was loud and drove us nuts. Then we moved north to Ocala. We showed him! :)

VP said...

I have just realized that I have never seen a real woodpecker...

Christine said...

Woodpeckers do always seem to be in a hurry though this one must have paused for his photo to be taken!

Laura. M said...

He did not fall, it is well attached :))
Buen fin de semana.
Besos.

William Kendall said...

They certainly are pretty, and this one proves it.

Karl Demetz said...

How cute !

Revrunner said...

Must be a lot of insects about.

cieldequimper said...

I don't think I've ever managed to shoot one (photographically speaking of course)! Cool!

Jack said...

It seems to me that woodpeckers are more common these days. I see some down here in Florida, and two years ago I had to have some shingles on my Connecticut house repaired because woodpeckers were pecking holes through them.

Gosia k said...

it is very difficult to take photo of woodpecker

TexWisGirl said...

we keep them here all year. i like them. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I enjoy seeing the Downy Woodies. They are year round visitors to my yard. Great shot! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Nice shot, I admire your patience!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh nice capture Pat, I don't think I've ever seen a real woodpecker either. Must Google and see if we get them here.

Halcyon said...

Cute little guy! Lucky you caught him. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

They are friendly and smart birds, they and watch for us to come back with the feeder when we take it down to refill it.