Saturday, March 01, 2014

Day of the Woodpecker

I took the camera out after a robin......

 But other creatures came 

And eventually, a robin


June said...

I love them all.
I know they've been here all winter . . . haven't they? But still. Birds. Color. Life.

Terry and Linda said...

I'm so ready for spring birds. Thank you for sharing your New York birds!

♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

Cathy said...

Wow. They were sittin' up pretty!
I can't get a decent picture of my downy . . seems his head is always in motion as he attacks the suet.
That red on the red-bellied's head . . . I like to think of it as a red tulip petal. And how 'bout that pileated pose :)

threecollie said...

June, I was astonished to find them all in about ten minutes spent in the yard. I was trying to get a shot of the robin, and heard the pileated behind me. then when he flew off the red-bellied showed up and made much ado about my presence under the tree. It was a delight!

Linda, me too. I keep listening and looking. Saw a tiny, red, wren thing today in the creek gully. Looked too small for a Carolina wren...and I have no idea what it actually was.

Cathy, they all came within minutes of one another. First pileated for the year, right in the tree by the heifer barn. Our downies are absurdly tame. you can practically touch them. They must be about the fifth generation since we have lived up here and they bring the chicks in to the feeder in the summer. I feed beef suet all year and they love to try to pawn the kids off, lol