Tag: Downy woodpecker

I Don’t See You

Have you ever been so hungry that a woodpecker can crawl under your armpit and watch you eat, and you don’t even see it? This Fox Squirrel seemed less than interested in the Downy Woodpecker that literally hopped under his shoulder!

Obscured

Birds live in trees. I get it. But, why do those branches have to get in the way of a pretty photo? Yesterday, after several days of overcast skies, rain and then snow, I endured the cold in order to take advantage of a… Continue Reading “Obscured”

A Caged Bird

A few weeks ago I began seeing more European Starlings around our place. A couple days after that, a large flock descended into the tree tops. Starlings are an invasive species that can cause havoc on native cavity nesting birds. That doesn’t mean they… Continue Reading “A Caged Bird”

Winter Sunshine

Yesterday, I went out to the pastures for the first time in seven days. The weather and work commitments had prevented me from getting outdoors. I really needed it. It is truly my happy place, and it offers me almost a meditative experience. The… Continue Reading “Winter Sunshine”

No Gloves!

After many days of flurries, freezing rain and more rain… finally the sun came. All was well with the world…well, except for the mud. I hate the mud. If I didn’t have several dogs that required time outdoors (in the mud), I wouldn’t have… Continue Reading “No Gloves!”

The Eyes Have It

I have a friend who asks the same question each time he seems impressed with one of my photos. “Did you get a new lens?” I still have the same lens (300 mm zoom) that I’ve had since I first created this Blog. But,… Continue Reading “The Eyes Have It”

What A Cutie!

Check out the hair-do on this Downy Woodpecker. OK. To be honest, there was a stiff breeze and the wind was causing his feathers to ruffle. But, regardless of cause, he’s quite captivating. Don’t you agree? Even from a different position, and a more… Continue Reading “What A Cutie!”