Monday, January 19, 2009

Look who came to visit our feeder!!!

Sweetman snapped a picture of this pileated woodpecker visiting our back yard feeder just the other day. It's not often you get to see these big guys so we consider it a privilege that he decided to drop by for a peck or two of the suet. I wouldn't want to have him take a peck at me that beek is big!!!

12 comments:

Cheri said...

what a pretty bird. Hope he didn't keep you up at night!

Lynn said...

WOW! Beautiful! We LOVE our bird feeder hanging from our deck and get MANY visitors each day, but you're right...this one would be a treat!

All My Blessings said...

I Nancy, Those birds are so pretty. We had one but I haven't seen lately. I did find out that if there is a board about the same width as the feeder that's nailed to the bf hanging down then the woodpecker can eat up straight because he has something to rest his tail on. It's just what I was told.lol....Kae

Mari said...

Wow - that's a great pciture. I've never seen one of those in our area.

Sandra said...

Wow you got a good close up, I love it :)

Cherdecor said...

That is a sweet picture, Nancy! He has such an unusual face. He looks like he is wearing a bandanna. Hippie Woodpecker! (snicker)

Mike Golch said...

Nice photo.

Shelly said...

That is so cool! Now we know why they can make such a loud pecking sound on the trees! Good job Rayman!

Cathy said...

That is really a big, pretty woodpecker!

Pat D. said...

So that is where the big guy went. He visited us before Christmas. I was alittle worried cuz he likes carpenter ants for supper. Enjoy him, we sure did. Isn't he big!!! About 17 inches our bird book said.
Pat

Tazewell County, VA said...

How wonderful and what a blessing to not only SEE him but to take his photo...WOW!
God's blessings on you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.
Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm in VA
thistlecovefarm.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Nancy you have a great eye for photography :)