Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Downey Woodpecker

I was sitting at my desk, knitting.
I don't usually sit here when I am knitting but I am multitasking...
reading emails, answering emails and trying to finish one more row on my blanket.
I hear a woodpecker pecking at a tree outside, 
the birds are chirping like they do in Spring and there is a chubby bunny outside the window,
looking right at me.
I stop what I am doing and bring some lettuce out for him,
it's cold outside, cloudy and damp...where is Spring?
Back inside...
I have work to do and I look over and Mr. Downey Woodpecker is sitting in the tree,
in his usual spot...I know he see's me.

Although I have a million excellent pictures of him,
I decide to pull out the camera and spend just a few minutes with my man.

His movements are slight, like he is modeling for me.
Or maybe it is because we both have gentle movements, as to not scare the other off.
I'm not sure what it is with some of my birds...
they just hang out while I photograph them.

Funny thing, this was such a cloudy day, yet the sun came out while I took these pictures.


  1. Isn’t he a beauty! I love your stories about the birds too, Debbie. The birds are like family!

  2. You had a lovely knitting company!

  3. If you are going to have an affair with another man this is a great choice and I even think your husband would approve. It is a handsome little bird and I am sure that your admiration of each other is reciprocal!

  4. Cute bird with that red dot on the head !!!
    Good Thursday Debbie.

  5. I love this little guy! Gah!

    xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

  6. Who can concentrate on work when such a willing and beautiful model is begging to be photographed? Amazing. Thanks for taking the time to get these pictures and sharing them.

  7. Wow, wow, what gorgeous bird.
    Spectacularly captured.
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  8. Fantastic! The feather detail is outstanding! I've never been able to get photos of a Downy like this.

  9. so neat the sun came out right when you wanted to get these awesome pics of him, such great closeups, I am hoping to give it a try and get some this summer.

  10. Oh, he's a beauty and your photos are wonderful!

  11. He's so cute! You should have taken a shot of the chubby bunny too.

  12. ... and they are all beautiful photographs.

    All the best Jan

  13. He is truly such a beauty, Debbie.

  14. Oh, this Downey Woodpecker is a beauty. I love that touch of color. I think those birds of yours sense your love and delight in photographing them.
    Blessings and hugs!