Saturday, January 23, 2010

Woodpecker at the feeder

This guy has become a regular at my back yard feeder and he is welcome. I love seeing a woodpecker. They have always alluded me and I guess that is why I highly regard them.

Both are soft, I know. Taken with the new 400 and my 2X for 800mm but with bad form on my part. I was not using a tripod but had the camera braced. Not so good.





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9 comments:

ramblingwoods said...

I love having the woodpeckers visit my feeders. In the summer I put out suet dough which isn't so drippy and they bring their babies too. Stop by and visit my weekly 'Nature Notes' meme....Michelle

Snap said...

He is gorgeous. I often *hear* the woodpeckers working away, but don't often get to see them and take a photo. Lovely!

Lisa said...

Beautiful shots - love the vibrant red!

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Michael said...

One to be proud of. I keep trying to get a woodpecker visitor but he just flies around the perimeter.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice shots of the downy! After the cardinals, woodpeckers are my favorite.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Downy woodpeckers. Great shots.

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Firefly said...

Soft or not, both are good. I'm sure you will at some stage set up the tripod and wait for him to get the perfect shot.