Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
woodpeckers
#150681 Nov 11th, 2007 at 06:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
500 Posts
OP Offline
500 Posts
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
My husband put up our winter feeder with suet and a woodpecker arrived as soon as we put it out.
[Linked Image]
clap Ladyslipper


[Linked Image]

I am strong when I am on your shoulders, you raised me up to be more than I can be.
Re: woodpeckers
ladyslipper #150718 Nov 11th, 2007 at 06:53 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 6,521
The Bird Man
5k Posts
Offline
The Bird Man
5k Posts
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 6,521
VERY NICE! That appears to be either an adult male Downy Woodpecker, or else an adult male Hairy Woodpecker. Both species are IDENTICAL, except the Hairy is half again bigger than the Downy, and the easiest way to tell is that the Hairy has a much longer bill than the Downy. Both species are gah-gah over suet, as are ALL Woodpeckers. I suspect that that is a Downy.


[Linked Image]
Kingdoms RAGE and go to war...but the PEasants plant potatoes..

EARTH FIRST! (we'll strip-mine the OTHER planets later.)
Re: woodpeckers
Thornius #150720 Nov 11th, 2007 at 06:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
500 Posts
OP Offline
500 Posts
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
Thanks blush That was what we was thinking it was a Downy. That is all we have seen around here except for the Pilated(sp). Every once in a while we see and hear that huge guy lol


[Linked Image]

I am strong when I am on your shoulders, you raised me up to be more than I can be.
Re: woodpeckers
ladyslipper #150980 Nov 12th, 2007 at 08:16 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Offline
A Gnome's Best Friend
30k Posts
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 30,001
Very Good Picture!! grin clap clap


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
"Grace without perfection is more to be desired than perfection without grace."
Re: woodpeckers
angelblossom #151248 Nov 13th, 2007 at 04:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
500 Posts
OP Offline
500 Posts
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
blush thumbup


[Linked Image]

I am strong when I am on your shoulders, you raised me up to be more than I can be.
Re: woodpeckers
ladyslipper #151284 Nov 13th, 2007 at 08:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 43,737
Likes: 25
Frogger
40k Posts
Online Happy
Frogger
40k Posts
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 43,737
Likes: 25
very good picture, leola---you are so nice to your woodpecker--mine has to do with my wild bird feed---


[Linked Image from agardenersforum.com]
[Linked Image from agardenersforum.com]
________



Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!! .....
Re: woodpeckers
JunieGirl #151638 Nov 14th, 2007 at 08:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
500 Posts
OP Offline
500 Posts
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
wavyHi JuneGirl, My husband does feed the birds very well! and the chipmunks and the squirrels and even sometimes the bears have gotten in to the act yikes


[Linked Image]

I am strong when I am on your shoulders, you raised me up to be more than I can be.
Re: woodpeckers
ladyslipper #151670 Nov 14th, 2007 at 08:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 43,737
Likes: 25
Frogger
40k Posts
Online Happy
Frogger
40k Posts
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 43,737
Likes: 25
Hi, Leola wavy
Boy I am glad your DH does the bird feeding--esp if the bears get into the act----------- yikes


[Linked Image from agardenersforum.com]
[Linked Image from agardenersforum.com]
________



Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!! .....
Re: woodpeckers
JunieGirl #152221 Nov 16th, 2007 at 02:36 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,556
3k Posts
Offline
3k Posts
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,556
lovely pic.


[Linked Image]
Re: woodpeckers
glenda #152266 Nov 16th, 2007 at 04:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
500 Posts
OP Offline
500 Posts
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 800
Me too JuneGirl clap And thanks glenda glad you liked it. I have a cardinal, but can't seem to get him to pose for a picture yet lol


[Linked Image]

I am strong when I am on your shoulders, you raised me up to be more than I can be.
Re: woodpeckers
ladyslipper #152485 Nov 16th, 2007 at 11:35 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 6,521
The Bird Man
5k Posts
Offline
The Bird Man
5k Posts
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 6,521
You have some nice Woodpeckers in the UK, too, Glenda. Go to the RSPB feeder cams online. The cam in Abernethy Forest In Scotland shows some great Woodpeckers and Red Squirrels. It looks like my new son-in-law will be from Scotland. He is a sweetheart and is teaching us the Scottish accent.


[Linked Image]
Kingdoms RAGE and go to war...but the PEasants plant potatoes..

EARTH FIRST! (we'll strip-mine the OTHER planets later.)
Re: woodpeckers
Thornius #152574 Nov 17th, 2007 at 06:53 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 21,848
Hot Rod
20k Posts
Offline
Hot Rod
20k Posts
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 21,848
thumbup

You have good connections then Thorn..


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
PS... My horse isn't here, this is my Nitemare..

Link Copied to Clipboard
Seasonal Ticker
Gardening Links
Gardening in June
Gardening in July
Gardening in August


Shop at Amazon and Support AGF
Are you shopping online? Click this link first and A Gardeners Forum will receive a commission for your referral at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca (this does not have any impact on your prices at Amazon).
Like Us on Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics14,188
Posts233,857
Average Daily Posts14
Members15,920
Most Online10,356
Nov 2nd, 2019
Top Posters(30 Days)
JunieGirl 142
Tina 86
Random Gallery Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4