Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday Critters ~ 162 ~

My bird feeders went dry - and that rarely happens.
They were empty for a few days because - quite frankly - I am lazy.
I mentioned it several times to the hubs hoping he would fill them,
it didn't happen.
Chuck finally filled them and the birds usually come right back, but they didn't.
It was quiet all day yesterday and today.
Late in the day today I heard a constant chirping, coming from the tree
and it sounded different.
I checked at the window and it was a Male Downey Woodpecker,
in a good spot for pictures.
I switched off the light, had to change lens, of course, open the window,
I was sure he would take off but he didn't.
It seemed maybe he was hurt, 
because with all the noise and ruckus I made, he never flew off.
He posed for his pictures, like it was inevitable and he did not have a choice.










After about 20 minutes and 31 pictures he finally flew off.

Sharing today's images with 
Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen and 
Anni at I'd Rather Be Birdin

36 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbie he gave you the works! All those poses are wonderfully captured! Great to see him & also that he flew away uninjured.
    Happy
    Saturday!

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  2. These are beautiful! They can definitely be loud for such a small woodpecker!

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  3. Awww, glad he was ok, Debbie.
    He sure is a cute little one!
    xo.

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  4. Great pics of the downy. I have been at my suet feeders daily and love to take pics of them.

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  5. Hello, he is a cutie. Awesome shots of your woodpecker. Glad he was OK! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and weekend!

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  6. Hello Debbie!:) I LOVE your images of the male Downey Woodpecker, especially the first and second shots. He has a lovely face, and posed so nicely for you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Debbie, and wish you and yours all the best this year. We haven't been too good, and I'm not back blogging yet, but I just wanted to say hello, and could not resist a visit when I saw your photo of the Downey.

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  7. This beautiful bird long sat on a branch, because you posed for pictures. Regards.

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  8. Such a beauty :)
    Happy weekend !

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  9. Oh marvelous shots of 'Woodie' ~ thanks

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  10. Heh heh, sounds like your birds were sulking at not having their feeders constantly topped up!
    I really loved all the photos of your Woodpecker and, yes, it was as if he was purposely posing... this way and that... oh and don't forget my cute little red on the back of my head lady!
    Delightful :D)

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  11. I hope hes not hurt and wow those are great close up pictures!!

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  12. I love the little downy woodpeckers! Great photos.

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  13. I love the little downy woodpeckers! Great photos.

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  14. He looks to be in fine shape.I find the Downy is much more tolerant of humans than many other birds.You got some fantastic shots.

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  15. Oh Debbie, your photos are just beautiful. Thank you for taking his pictures!

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  16. You just have a way with these birds, they love to pose for you, such great shots, we had the same type bird come to our suet feeder yesterday, it was too funny cause I told Greg, if Debbie was here she probably could tell us what kind of bird that is..... Greg said well I am going to guess a woodpecker because of his beak and the way he is pecking at the suet, guess he was right :) Love how you got so many angles.

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  17. I think he has been to modelling school

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  18. Oh what a pretty fellow! How accommodating of him to allow you to catch all those photos of him!

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  19. A cute bird.

    It enjoys your seemed to be secret company.

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  20. Absolutely exceptional images! My goodness...they could easily be published in a bird book! Wow. I am in awe and very impressed.

    ...sending along my appreciation for choosing to share this with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week! Thank you, and have a grand week ahead.

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  21. So beautiful! Glad he stayed around for the photo shoot.
    Xoxo

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  23. So beautiful! Glad he stayed around for the photo shoot.
    Xoxo

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  24. Fabulous photo's Debbie ...

    All the best Jan

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  25. Gorgeous shots! Wow, what a nice visitor. I hope he wasn't injured though.

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  26. Wow, these are spectacular shots. This Male Downey Woodpecker is so handsome. Just amazing shots! Hugs for these~

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  27. What a gift! A beauty! We have such daily rituals, feeding birds and deer!

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