Monday, November 14, 2011

Being Grateful

"I've got my peanut..."


"did you get your shot?!"


"Thanks...I am forever grateful!!"

These pictures were taken right through the glass
at my home office window.
Sometimes I open the window and "hang out".
Here he was so close, he would have flown off.

I've always wondered why they call these "Red-Bellied Woodpeckers"
but if you look closely, he does have a little red on his belly!!
"Red-headed Woodpecker was already taken!!



45 comments:

  1. You know, I've often wondered the same thing...why red-bellied?? Nice sight out of your office window. Wonderful shots.

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  2. nice shots! he's a cutie!

    (and i like your header photo. took me a while to get used to having one, too. just leave it for a while and see if you get used to it.)

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  3. Great shot. You are so lucky to have these beauties so close.
    TFS.

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  4. Lucky girl! I can't get on of those red bellied wood peckers to sit still to save my life. LOVE these!

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  5. So pretty, I have a woodpecker I have been stalking but he is wise to me.

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  6. You are lucky that Mr. Red Belly was in a posing mood.

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  7. You get so many cute birds there, this one is a wee cracker.
    I really like your header picture it's a beauty and I think you should keep it.

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  8. What a great shot of the woodpecker-you were definitely "camera ready' when this guy was grabbing his peanut. Beautiful fall color in the post before this. Your header is stunning too. Mickie :)

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  9. Oh cute, I've never seen a woodpecker sitting!

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  10. Love these shots! And these guys are one of my favorites!

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  11. Wonderful pictures. This is an attractive bird.

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  12. So cute. It's nice to have a woodpecker come visit you.

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  13. Hi Deb! That's a great header photo and I love the shots of the red-bellied woodpecker! He's a cute one! Great close shots.

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  14. He is precious! I think you have made friends with all you birds. They are not camera shy!

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  15. They sure do have gigantic feet.

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  16. You make a perfect pair :)
    each has something the other wants. I love your new header. It's fun to change things up a bit.

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  17. Ooops, I forgot to say....Thanks for linking up. I really appreciate the support :)

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  18. We have peckers and they like to peck the satalie dish. And the stack on one of our old tractors. It's a little funny. This guy sure is cute!

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  19. Girl, you truly did get a fanciful shot of that proud woodpecker!

    You truly are a great photographer!

    God bless and have a fantastic week sweetie!!! :o)

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  20. That is very cool. Usually woodpecker won't stay that long.

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  21. First your header photo is superb! Now that is PURPLE! Second: Debbie you are the bird whisperer. What a shot!

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  22. I always wondered about red bellied too...thanks for the close up...that explains it! Your new header totally made me gasp out loud. It's electric!!

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  23. Wow, wonderful shots of the beauty!
    Love all of them.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I have these come here and have fun watching them hang upside down on the feeders!

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  25. You get such great photos! Especially your bird pictures. I love the barn in your last post also. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love the narration! Lovely close photos too!

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  27. Great photos to actually catch the bird with the peanut it its beak.

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  28. Hi Debbie! Oh I love this one too; more of your wonderful photos. No time wasted in your office though you may think so at times while your attention is diverted. What a perfect spot for bird-watching to re-group!

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  29. Nice, Debbie! Look at those little "talons"!

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  30. A brilliant post Debbie... I captured the squirrel climbing my feeders through my windows and sometimes the moment itself outways the quality of the image...your captions put a big smile on my face after a long day at work...many thanks for that xx

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  31. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  32. Hi Deb, great captures of the Redbellied and its peanut. I just love the woodies, they are wonderful yardbirds. I hope you are well and all is fine. Take care! Eileen

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  33. It's like the red-belly doesn't want you to work so hard. Backyard birding could be a very bad influence on your productivity. I am waiting to see a true redheaded woodpecker one day. By the way, I'll join the chorus, your new header is crazy good. What a bloom!

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  34. I like that last shot, his stance, the best. They came out well for shooting through a window.

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  35. I love these guys. He's a cutie!

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  36. So nice to see the red on it's belly. Delightful poses and shots as well as description. A really eye-catching bird.
    Any work area needs a diversion or two.

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  37. That looks like a young male who is just getting his full red head.. They do love peanuts and I have a peanut feeder for them here in the yard...Michelle

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  38. Gorgeous sots of the Red-bellied Woodpecker Debbie! That last shot is so woodpecker!

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