Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sleepy Woodpecker

Nighty night!

sleepy hairy


Craig Glenn said...

Hi Shelly,

That is exactly what I need! A nap!!

Great photo.


Kallen305 said...

HA!! The hairy looks so cute in that position. I agree w/ Craig that a nap does sound good right about now.

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
How many woodpecker species do you have around? this is crazy!!! It is a nice one again, I like its attitude, and the blue sky... Gorgeous..

Ms. ~K said...

Our sky was that exact beautiful color today w/ temps in the 60's.

I sat on the front porch and sang the "Happy Song" with my little feathered friends this afternoon.

Great shot, again!

Jenny said...

Hi Shelley
Nice fun photo. I hope it didn't topple off that branch! Zzzzzzzzz!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sure hope he hangs on tight.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha---how cute, Shelley... Wonder if they ever topple over????? I've been out since it is so pretty today--but I can't find any birds much!!! Darn!

Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Dorothy said...

How cute! Looks like he's holding on tight! I always wonder about where all our birds sleep at night. There can't be enough nests for them all ☺

The Early Birder said...

He looks how I feel & I haven't done anything today.
FAB photo Shelly.

Bird Girl said...

Looks like that bird is gonna 'nod' right off the branch! haha Reminds me of the "Laugh In" episodes! So cute!

Gardener's Garden said...

This is sweet and I'll bet he is sleeping. They have to sleep sometime don't they?

bennie and patsy said...

Now that gets the prize, best photo yet.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute photo.

BirdingMaine said...

The poor little thing looks like it had a rough night.

Great capture Shelley!

Kelly said...

Very, very, cute, and such a beautiful blue sky in the background. You're so good at pairing captions and photos...always fun.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: How very cool, must be sleepy after all your feed.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

YOU amaze me! What a precious pic!
You can almost just see all the little zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's around his head!

Anonymous said...

Awww...and I am looking sideways asking 'hairy or downy'..LOL..can't get out of 'counting mode'....

Jayne said...

LOL... he's either sleeping or praying for food? :c)

Shellmo said...

Craig - Saturday or Sunday afternoon naps are great! :)

Kallen - I kept looking at the Hairy trying to figure out what he was doing since he wasn't moving.

Chris - Michigan does have a great variety! I'm on a mission to photograh them all. Thank you for coming by!

Ms. K - It's nice to see sunny bright blue skies again -eh? :)

Jenny- I would've caught him w/ open arms - ha,ha!

Ruth - he slept that way for quite a while believe it or not!

Betsy - I think they perch so tightly that they are safe up there. It is funny to see them taking a nap!

Dorothy - I always wondered the same thing! I have put out those "pocket" nests as added shelter in some of our bushes & trees. This was a rough winter!

Early Birder - I haven't accomplished much this weekend either :)

Bird Girl - I still remember your amazing sleeping woodpecker photo - that was the best!!

Gardener - this year more than any other - I have seen the most sleeping birds. Mostly the mourning doves!

Benny & Patsy - thank you!

Mildred - thanks! I think the Hairy Woodpecker is so pretty.

Birding Maine - I think you're right!

Kelly - you are too kind!! Thank you!

Fishing guy - well he does have a buffet surrounding him - lol!!

Old Tyme - I spend so much time watching and following these birdies - I must be tiring them out! LOL!

Rambling - A hairy for the count on this day! :)

Jayne - praying did cross my mind!

Richard said...

Yeaaaaa...You got a picture of the rare Hairy Bluepecker...:-)

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, I do hope she doesn't fall off that branch. Great photograph.

Mary said...

Great shot! Looks like it's going to fall out of the tree :-)

Sandy said...

I think it would have been fun to go up behind him and yell "cat"..ha!

The Birdlady said...

That's a wonderful picture!

mon@rch said...

Wish I could take bird naps from time to time!

Jessica said...

I think she's saying a prayer of thanks.... "Dear God... Thank you for Shelley... She's takes such good care of us. Amen"

HANNIBAL said...

AW! Adorable post! Sleep well!

Leedra said...

Prayer time.

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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

After a busy day woodpecking!

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