Monday, December 14, 2009

Angry Downy Woodpecker


"No! This is all mine Mr. Nuthatch!"


44 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute picture, Shelley... I find the Downy's to be very easy-going birds--at least from what I see!!!! They will share willingly. And the Nuthatches will flit around getting food wherever they can find it---no matter what other bird is around... What cuties, both of them..

Great picture!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Kelly said...

Haha! He does seem to be saying that. I love the glare in his eye....poor little nuthatch!

Larry said...

Gotta love a downy with attitude!nice capture.

Daisy said...

Great picture and caption, Shelley. You always make me smile here. :D

Ms. ~K said...

Great shot, Shelley,
Come on guys, be nice and share!
Remember the Audubon's Christmas Bird Count started today!!!
~K

Jen said...

Well.....this certainly isn't one of my Downys!!
Did you see my post today? HA!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a fantastic capture.These moments happen so quickly,but you were ready at just the right moment.
Blessings,Ruth

soggibottom said...

Shelley, I have always loved looking at your birds..

Silly me....sorry for the pun...have only just twigged!

Good luck feeding such a brood in your weather....all our very best wishes....x x x We will try our very best to feed them all this side of that big pond .

Lanny said...

Ahh bird fights!

Chris said...

Wow very nice picture!! It is amazing to see them on the same spot, sharing resources. I guess the hard winter help these guys to share a bit...

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I just love a good fight at the birdfeeder!

Jayne said...

LOL... a wee bit territorial is he? :c)

troutbirder said...

Perhaps the U.N. could be called in or Hillary.

Carol said...

I love my Downeys. They let me know when the suet is gone too! Mine are not selfish though, they share. Its a rule at MY feeders ~lol~.

Happy Holidays.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelly: A very neat shot for certain.

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley, fun picture! I went out and bought some suet feeders and Country Husband and I hung them on the trunks of the trees like I had seen in your pictures of the squirrels helping themselves to the suet. Works well. Thanks. We usually just hang from a branch or iron hook.

holdingmoments said...

Great capture and caption Shelley.

bennie and patsy said...

Great shot!
Patsy

The Early Birder said...

Possession is 9/10ths of the law Shelley. LOL FAB.

Montanagirl said...

Terrific picture! Who won?

Elaine said...

Love it!

Leeloo said...

Aw, what a sweet picture, I love it :)

Kim said...

LOL Shelley! Too cute, he really does look angry!

Samuel said...

Wonderful!

cindyzlogic said...

Great photo! Shelley.

JKoenig said...

How funny! I have been watching some similar disputes today with all the snow.

Tina said...

Great capture, Shelley! For as little as those downys are they portray quite the bully sometimes..I've seen them chase a squirrel away from the peanut feeder dome...amazing they would fly at a squirrel and buzz it's head to get rid of it!! Hope you have a great week and a wonderful Christmas!!

BirdingMaine said...

An ornery Downy... great photo Shelley!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 2010!!

John
Birding in Maine

dAwN said...

Howdee Shelly!
Wonderful photos i am catching up on here!
Hope you have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Fantastic New year!
♥.•*¨* *¨*•.♥

The Retired One said...

We have never seen nuthatches here on our lake or at the feeder..they sure are cute!

blushing rose said...

Awesome pic! I would pay money to be able to get one like this ...

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Marydon
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Craig Glenn said...

Great shot Shelly!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Beautiful, Shell!!! You always work your bird magic. :D

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2010 bring you many blessings and much joy and may you keep on blogging!!!

Hugs, JJ

Dorothy said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your pretty birds!

Coy said...

Merry Christmas Shelley and may the new year bring you more birds than you know what to do with :)

soggibottom said...

Shelley we always feed the birds...
Amie and I and the cottage haven't yet got around to wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.....

If your ever passing Stonehenge...
make sure you feed the birds...

x x x Michele x x x and Ames x

The Retired One said...

Shelly,
Stop by my blog today (12/30).
I have something you will be interested in...
and any of your readers that like photography will want to stop by too.
Thanks and have a wonderful 2010!!

Monika said...

Lovely birds,
before 6 years I was by the sleeping bears in Michigan for two weeks. We were in a B&B-house. There I habe seen so fantastic birds outside. I never forget it.
Sorry, my english is not good.
Monika from Germany

MuseSwings said...

Shellt, darlin'! I hope I didn't scare the birds away with my sudden visit. Wanted to with you a happy and very tweet New Year!

Nancy J Locke said...

Too cute!!! Beautiful nuthatch/woodpecker photo, Shell. I have been enjoying the birds this year more than last year because hubby sawed down a small maple tree and stuck it in the ground a few feet from my living room window. LOL Am getting some good shots with my 300 mm lens. Have bird photos posted in my Better Photo gallery.

Of course you are the one who inspires me!!!

Hugs, JJ

Happy New Year, dear!

Marci said...

Hi Shelley,
I've been keeping an eye on your blogs, but I don't have a lot of time to comment. Work and animal rescue take most of my time. Your photos are beautiful. Scout is adorable, but I still love Marvin the most :)
Due to lack of time, I put all three of my blogs into one blog. So I'm kind of starting over.
marcisphotos.blogspot.com
Have a great week.

Knatolee said...

Lovely photo. A belated Happy New Year, too!

Linda Crowder said...

I found you through a link from Montanagirl's blog. I love your pics and I look forward to seeing more. I lost my husband 3 yr ago and I now rent a room with my friend, and I plan to set up a feeder and birdbath in her yard this year so I can enjoy the birds again. My husband and I used to feed them year round and we raised finches for a while. So I will enjoy your birds and your part of the country that I know nothing about. What fun! Thanks for sharing.

JRandSue said...

Fantastic images,lovely colours.
John.