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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.
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”
Cool woodpecker shot; that’s the first time I’ve seen it.
Aren’t they neat looking? Maybe when you come up again we’ll see one and you tick this bird off your list. 😀
Awesome, can’t wait to do that.
Hopefully, we can plan something soon!
The birds are pretty lucky these days. No masks or social-distancing for them! Another really nice pic, Deborah.
Aren’t they! Thank you so much, Paul! I hope you and yours are doing well.
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.
Thank you so much Teagan! I hope you see that woodpecker again one day.
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!
It was wonderful. Thanks, John! I hope you get to see this guy one day.
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! 🙂
Love the photography. Thanks and much appreciated for sharing
Thank you so much for stopping by to have a look at my blog!
Oh wow! I wasn’t even aware of this woodpecker species. I will have to look it up in my book. Nice capture!
Thank you so much, Denise! I wasn’t aware of this type either, but am so happy to have been enlightened! It’s quite striking, isn’t it.
Only 93° there? What’s the matter with Nevada? We’ve been going over 100° the last few days in Austin.
LOL! I think you’re more inland perhaps? If I were more east it would be like your Austin going over 100°. 🌞
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. 😊
Thank you so much, Donna! I hope you get to add this one to your “seen” collection!
A picture perfect photo, Deborah. Wow! It sounds like family time with the grandkids was lots of fun. Best to you!
Thank you so much, Jennie! Have a lovely week-end! 😀
You are welcome, Deborah. 🙂
The woodpecker shot was great, but the idea that #1 grandson is visiting just made me break into a smile from ear to ear. Lucky woman. 🙂
We’re laughing and smiling a lot too. He’s such a joy to have around. Thank you! 😊
Great photo, but I am even happier to hear about your special visitor – that’s wonderful, You must be in your glory!
Thank you so much, Dan! We’re very happy! 😀
Sweet bird, wonderful composition!
Thank you so much, Belinda!
Beautiful photo of the woodpecker. I’ve never seen a white-headed woodpecker before. Have a safe and fun-filled weekend, Deborah.
Thank you so much, John! You be safe too!
Have a great weekend, too, and stay safe,
Thank you so much, Pit! You too!
Ah, the legend in the feather, so to speak. So nice to see it! I hope you do get to see it again.
That is a really cool looking woodpecker. Never seen it before. 💜
Isn’t it neat. Thank you so much, Lisa!
Yes it is! Would be a lifer for me too!
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. ❤️
Thank you so much, Erica! It was a neat sighting.
We’re loving having #1 GS here, and looking forward to the day our Littlest is old enough to come too. 😍