Tuesday, November 30, 2010

male woodpecker feeding for Ruby Tuesday



Obviously a male ( red marking on the back of its head) Woodpecker but which species? Hairy or Downy? We have both visiting, almost daily and I think this is a little Downy!
A woodpecker bonus picture! This I call a swirl of feathers , of a Hairy Woodpecker ( no sign of red so perhaps this is a female Hairy, as I was focusing my camera on a feeding woodpecker, it abruptly flew away.


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11 comments:

Auntie E said...

Great lens capture. Love Those Woodpeckers.
My Ruby post."Christmas Town"

madcobug said...

Those small ones are beautiful. I would say that you captured a swirl of feathers on the last one. Helen

Mel Cole said...

what a cute red capped woodpecker!

My Ruby Tuesday post

EG Wow said...

They're hard to tell apart but I'm thinking it's small enough to be a downy. :) We have both at our feeders.

chubskulit said...

The second shot is fabulous!

My Ruby Tuesday, have a nice day!

Carolina Mountains said...

Love the second shot.

eileeninmd said...

I love the woodies, great shots!

Becky and Gary said...

I love all these woodpeckers Ann, and they are so willing to visit.
Love the swirl picture. Really unique.
B.

Kate on Clinton said...

That second shot is such a happy accident - great movement!

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, what marvelous shots! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Mary said...

Great angle for that first shot. I love your photo swirl :-) Those shots are often fun, even if not focused. All of the woodpeckers are such fun to watch. I'd really miss my downys if they ever went away!