Tag: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Proper Way to Eat a Suet Nugget

A Red-bellied woodpecker and a White-crowned Sparrow arrive at the platform feeder. The Sparrow selects a peanut-suet nugget and shows it off to the Woodpecker. The Woodpecker observes, then selects her own, delicious peanut-nugget. The Sparrow turns to fly away, but drops his nugget… Continue Reading “Proper Way to Eat a Suet Nugget”

Me Too!

This Red-bellied Woodpecker also seems to enjoy the orange slices that I put out for the Oriole species. In fact, when I noticed that the interior of the orange peels were completely picked clean, I knew that wasn’t the work of the Orioles. My… Continue Reading “Me Too!”

Apples & Oranges

Last year, the first bird that I saw when I was finally able to travel around our property in a golf cart was an incredibly lovely, yellow female Orchard Oriole. At the time, I didn’t know what it was, and needed some help identifying… Continue Reading “Apples & Oranges”

Lovin’ The Rustic Look

I take pictures, but I’m not really a photographer. I keep the camera setting on auto-focus because I can’t fathom having to do that on my own with the speed and directional changes that birds make. I only minimally understand the lighting “stuff” about… Continue Reading “Lovin’ The Rustic Look”

THREE Minutes of Avian Delight

The sun was shining and I had filled the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow with black sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and peanuts. It didn’t take long before the “Usuals” showed up to receive my offerings. It was a glorious day – partly because… Continue Reading “THREE Minutes of Avian Delight”

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”

Grab AND GO

This Red-bellied woodpecker performed her standard routine. Call from across the meadow. Fly to the hedgerow which contains the feeding station. Scan the situation. Make a final approach to a nearby tree top. Swoop in, select, and go! I’ve seen (and filmed) this action… Continue Reading “Grab AND GO”

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”