A GOOD DAY FOR WOODPECKERS – Marilyn Armstrong

I really wasn’t going to take any pictures. For one thing, I didn’t feel particularly well and I really have a LOT of pictures. Thousands I think during the past three months.

So I was in the kitchen trying to make a sandwich. I wandered to the window and I looked out — and there was a red-headed ladderback woodpecker landing on the feeder, a cardinal in the flat feeder and before I finished picking up my camera, two more woodpeckers, both landing on the feeder in addition to a variety of other smaller birds.

I’ve never gotten a picture of a male and female downy (or hairy) woodpecker on the feeder at the same time while yet a third woodpecker was on the other feeder and a cardinal too.

Isn’t this a gorgeous bird?

I couldn’t take pictures fast enough. I also have managed to process a lot of them. Many didn’t need much processing. Other than a little straightening or cropping, the pictures all looked fine right out of the camera.

Another beauty!

So I did a little cropping, signing, and now, time to put some of them up for looking at. I hardly know where to begin, so I think I’ll start with the ladderback red-headed fella and tomorrow I’ll get serious about the two woodpeckers … or something like that.

Can you see the snow falling in the pictures? Because it’s snowing out there and it’s very cold.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

18 thoughts on “A GOOD DAY FOR WOODPECKERS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I never get to see the woodpeckers up close. They are usually high in the tree. One has ruined some large branches on a giant tree out back and they have come crashing down in recent years. Maybe we should feed the darn things. Red cardinals are also frequent visitors and think any dry cat food outside is for them. It was -22 this morning. I don’t know how any of our feathered friends will survive.

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    1. And that IS why I feed them. They always looked so miserable and cold. This year, they actually look fat and happy and I’m very glad to have helped keep them that way. They sell birdseed in the pet department of any grocery store. They absorb it better than other things … and it is a lot healthier than bread.

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  2. Just think they don’t have to work so hard for the food. They have a good thing there at the feeder, gorgeous photos Marilyn.
    Leslie

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