Friday’s Feathered Friends- Woodpeckers

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This week for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge  is Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers, and/or Flickers

I’ve been saving that White-headed Woodpecker I told you about back in May. This Woodpecker is a “lifer” for me or was back in April when I quickly saw it but didn’t get a good image of one until May.  This is the Male. You can tell by the red patch on the back of its head.  I’m right on the edge of their “year-round” range so with any luck I’ll see one again.

White-headed Woodpecker Male
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He-Man and I went down to Baby Girls on Wednesday and spent the night and yesterday when we came home we brought #1 Grandson home with us. It’s so nice having him here for a visit.  The boys across the street were so excited to see him and him them. They ask about him all the time and once in a while if the timing is right they talk via FaceTime. They spent the whole evening outside playing and riding their scooters enjoying the perfect summer evening weather.

This week-end we’ve got plans to see his other set of Grandparents, and his Aunt, Uncle, and cousins who live here. They’re excited to see each other and play together too. We’re having a picnic today. Although I’m not sure how long we’ll last outside. It’s supposed to be 93°  today.

I’ll be catching with your blogs soon!

I hope you all have a great week-end and if you’ve got time and interest head on over to Lisa’s Bird Weekly page to see what kinds of woodpeckers, sapsuckers, and flickers others have seen and shared.

Fuji X-T3| Fuji 100-400mm lens| PS CC 21.2

more to come…


39 thoughts on “Friday’s Feathered Friends- Woodpeckers

  1. That’s a beautiful shot of the woodpecker, Deborah. This winter I saw a huge brown one in my back yard, pecking at a stump. He kept his back to me, so I was never able to identify him. He was at least as tall as a pigeon… I thought sure he would be back, but I never saw him again.
    It sounds like you are managing to have a lovely summer. 🙂 Hugs on the wing.

  2. Nice catch on that White-headed Woodpecker, this is a bird that most of us in the U.S. don’t get to see. If I ever get in that neck of woods I would be keeping an eye out for that one.
    Hope your weekend with family was just the best!

  3. He looks so cute! Too bad he’d love to eat my house! We’ve had 20 straight days in the 90s here and hit 100 yesterday. I’ll be so happy when this heatwave leaves! Hope you are doing well, Deborah! 🙂

  4. Fabulous capture, Deborah, what a beautiful woodpecker! Congrats on adding this lifer, woohoo! 💃 I actually jumped to google to read more about it & where it’s found; I’d love to add this to my list some day. 😊

  5. Ah, the legend in the feather, so to speak. So nice to see it! I hope you do get to see it again.

  6. I can see how this White-headed Woodpecker is a Lifer and I am glad you shared it. A huge Wow, on many levels! The capture, the stillness, the rarity, the photography. 💕

    I am very happy you saw the children, grandparents and family, Deborah. I know the feeling and there is nothing else like it. ❤️

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