Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Puffed up Downy Woodpecker




















This puffed up Downy Woodpecker graced me with his presence today and enjoyed the peanuts. I think Mr. Grackle extended him the invite!

13 comments:

Eve said...

So sweet and that was nice of Mr. Grackle...I take back the mean things I said about him!!!

The Birdlady said...

I'll be he didn't! Beautiful downy.

HANNIBAL said...

Glad to see you are getting some birds back!

NCmountainwoman said...

Your grackles must be far nicer than ours. No way would any of our grackles share with anyone, much less a cute downy.

Bird Girl said...

What a darling little fella! Those grackles just don't like to HANG! haha

T and S said...

I really "J" of you...We go to forests to see this bird and in your case it comes to your home...WOW.

You might want to consider holding the flash away from the camera using the "off-camera shoe" to avoid the eye-shine

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a neat shot of the wood pecker. I had them in the Buckeye Tree on Sunday.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful downy woodpecker, Shell. If you apply solid shortening to your gloved and padded fingertips this woodpecker will land and have a great snack. :D I keep my eyes closed and wear glasses, only peeking at him now and then.

Hugs, JJ

wendy said...

Oh he's soooo cute!
I just wanna hug im!

Leedra said...

So nice of him to visit, and give you the opportunity to get such a great photograph.

Shellmo said...

Eve - well at least I think so...ha,ha!

Birdlady - you're right - the grackle couldn't be that nice!

Hannibal - me too!

NC - I must be delusional!

Birdgirl - ha,ha!!

T&S - Thank you for the tip! I keep meaning to find photography lessons - someone suggested an online course.

Fishing guy - they usually get more plentiful in my backyard in the winter - hope this year is the same!

Nature - I am going to try that - thanks!!

Wendy - me too!

Leedra - I love them!

Nick S said...

cute little things :-) we usually get those in our yard when it gets below freezing..

Leedra said...

I am returning to this one. You captured the red on his head so well. I know I am repeating myself, but this is a great photograph.