Friday, November 20, 2009

A Downy Woodpecker

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I keep suet out for the woodpeckers, they seem to appreciate it.


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It's a deal I've struck with them - I'll feed you, you pose for me - it works!


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See, he doesn't even care that I could reach out and grab him, he just ignores the big black thing aimed at him.


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Yum!


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Then, he acted like he was going to ignore me, but. . .


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Off he flew, maybe I did get a little too close, lol.





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24 comments:

  1. Love these woodpecker shots....they're awesome! I just checked out your photography blog and you have some beautiful photos! I have a Canon Rebel XSi that my husband bought me last christmas and I'm still learning how to use it, but I'm getting better and better at it. I am having so much fun with it and I'm wishing I could buy a macro lens and a telephoto lens, but I will have to wait on that because property taxes come first. Arggg! I'm glad I found your blog through SWF!

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  2. Darn Girlfriend! I've been chasing mine around for months with no luck. And look what you got! GORGEOUS!

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  3. always have been enthralled with this bird!!sandy

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  4. Fabulous shots of the Downy! Wow - you were close :)

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  5. These are among my favorites that visit at my feeder too! Great capture!

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  6. Nice captures. That is one of the cutest birds I've seen. I love listening to woodpeckers in the forest. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Your downy is quite a character. I love watching them at our feeder too. Neat photos!

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  8. Aren't they beautiful!

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  9. Hi Lisa
    He is really posing for your camera !!
    Amazing pictures really beautiful.
    Its a very funny bird ..

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  10. Maybe he doesn't want you to notice his messy beak!

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  11. Hello there!
    This little bird is beautiful, smart and really adorable!
    happy camera critters
    Luna

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  12. Great closeups of the Downy woodpecker.

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  13. You get such wonderful nature shots...beautious.

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  14. Well you sure were able to get some great shots before he took off! :-)

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  15. WOW ... what wonderful photos (as always). Love your commentary too ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  16. What fabulous shots of such a handsome bird!

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  17. Stunning! I love how they hang upside down to get the parts they want!

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  18. thats really some cool shots....looks beautiful!

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  19. Great close-ups! I'm sure he got all he wanted before he let you chase him off. Seriously, those photos are wonderful. Have you thought of doing a bird book with your photos?

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  20. And all this time I thought you just had some kinda Dr. Doolittle ju-ju going on. I see how it is now... food. The universal bribe.

    hey, whatever it takes. These are sensational!

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  21. Stunning! Love the suet on the beak!

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