Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Word Bird Wednesday

Time once again for everybody's favorite---Word Bird Wednesday!  You don't have to be an experienced bird watcher or photographer (Thank the LORD) to join in the fun.  All you really need is a love of birds--observing them, photographing them, feeding them, learning about them, sharing them, enjoying them--or just ooohing and ahhhing over the finds of others.  Whatever it is you enjoy about birds, join up with Springman's Word Bird Wednesday at The Pine River Review.  You won't be sorry--unless you miss it.


The Red-Bellied Woodpecker is a daily visitor to our feeders and was included in my count for the Great Backyard Bird Count.  I love this bird's colors and the fact that he doesn't take any crap off the Starlings.  The third picture down is one of him fussing at a Starling- the Starling flew away.  You can see the interaction in my post about the Starlings.







17 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This beautiful bird is enjoying the suet.I love these pictures.So clear and vibrant.
Blessings,Ruth

holdingmoments said...

Excellent captures of a beautiful bird.

Andrew said...

Lovely images of a beautiful bird.

EmptyNester said...

Ruth- Thanks! He's one of my favorites!

Holding-Thank you!

Andrew- I love this guy- he's at the feeder every day.

Gary said...

I don't think woodpeckers are especially afraid of anything. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of Vermilon River, Canada.

EmptyNester said...

Gary-This one certainly isn't! LOL

Sondra said...

Wonderful shots...the last one really shows his beautiful eye!! super-

phylliso said...

Your pictures are so clear of him & really bring out his personality,I like the one of him giving someone the dickens,but they are all so beautiful!phyllis

Saimi said...

So what you're saying, even though it's wordless is the bird is king of the cage...HA

Lovely pictures!

EmptyNester said...

Sondra- Thanks!

phylliso-I like that one best too!

Saimi-LOL Thanks!

Envoy-ette said...

Makes me want to be a BIRD!
Such gorgeous pictures!

Springman said...

Excellent shots! The Red Belly is tough enough to deal with a Sternus? I'll bet! The back yard bird count sounds like a fun event to participate in. ;-)WBW

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shots of this beautiful Woodpecker!

Denise G said...

Beautiful as always!! Nature at its best!

EmptyNester said...

Envoy-Thank you! I love how bright he is!

Sringman-Thanks! Those starlings leave quickly when the red belly is around that's for sure!

bailey-Thanks!

Denise-Thank you! He's a delight every day!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Incredible bird- we don't have them here, but it looks like a combination of a flicker and a down woodpecker.

Adam Tilt said...

Great photos.