Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Friendly Red-Bellied

I love Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
but I find them to be extremely skittish.
 
This Spring a male has been visiting, that loves to pose for pictures!
 
Here you can see his pretty red belly.
 
On the male,
the red patch extends all the way from the neck to the forehead.
 
He prefers sunflower seeds,
 
but was perfectly happy to share the peanuts with the Blue Jays.
 
These pictures were all taken on May 15, 2013.
I have so many pictures of him now,
I don't even get up when he comes to the feeders.
I think he's mad at me!
 
My purple azalea's are in full bloom all around the deck right now,
providing the beautiful purple backdrop you see in these images.
 
Happy Sunday Everyone!
 

24 comments:

  1. He is so cute. What a nice visitor.

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  2. Awesome shots of your Redbellied. They are cool visitors. Hope you have a happy week ahead, Debbie!

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  3. Gorgeous shots! That's one intense beak...and I LOVE the red coloring. Sometimes you just look at something in nature and just know you can't recreate it! {the purple background was not lost on me - you must be in purple heaven!}

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  4. WOW! I have never seen pictures of this bird before with such a red belly. Usually it is barely visible. Great shots.

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  5. Awesome photos, and what a ham this handsome guy is! I chuckled to think he's angry with you.

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  6. you got some great shots of him! and he's in full breeding color, obviously. a handsome gent!

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  7. A very handsome bird and you got some wonderful pics of him.
    I was also just thinking your flowers made a lovely backing for him. :)

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  8. love love love the "red" belly and those gorgeous poses...the purple backdrop which are your flowers are heavenly to look at :)

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  9. Beautiful pics of such a pretty bird!

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  10. A beautiful boy! You got some great shots! It definitely looks like he was posing for you. :-)

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  11. I especially like the last picture as he sits right down on his bottom with his nose in the air :)

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  12. He has some very unique markings! Great Shots :)

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  13. Lovely visitor! The color and pattern in his feathers are so inspirational - I could design a whole room based on that alone!

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  14. These are some fantastic captures, Debbie! I love woodpeckers and the Red-bellied is one of my favorites. He's a handsome dude!

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  15. Another post of awesome pictures. I love the close ups of this one.
    I wish we lived in a an area where we had birds like these close by. We do have some Geese with their goslings across the street. My husband is trying to get some good pictures I can post.
    Blessings!

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  16. Debbie, he is adorable!
    I don't think I've ever seen one that small.
    I have a real big fella (don't know what kind), who has been spending a lot of time in my neighbor's tree. I actually like the sound, but not at 5:30 in the morning! :-)

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  17. What beautiful shots! He is a beautiful bird.

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  18. Oooooooo, sweet little bird, great photos!!!

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  19. That is one beautiful bird. AND, he couldn't be mad at you!

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  20. Your RBW appears smaller than ours, but maybe that's just an illusion. He's a pretty boy.

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  21. What a sweet looking little visitor. You really captured some good shots.

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  22. Wow - What an amazing series of the birds - I am really amazed - Thank you so much for sharing.
    Kind regards
    Mariane

    http://onestar.org.uk/stardust2/dk/

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