Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stripes and Polka Dots


Woodpeckers are always a welcome sight around here.



At first light, this yellow-shafted flicker visited the birdbath...




and drank its fill.






From a nearby tree, 
the diminutive downy woodpecker looked up from its perch...





















and flew off into the blue.





27 comments:

Barb Brookbank said...

The photos of the flicker are absolutely stunning - wow!

Gary said...

Nice shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tricia Hays said...

Wonderful captures... these are the kinds of shots I'm shooting for... clear, crisp & beautiful! =)

Findlay Wilde said...

Lovely woodpeckers. From Findlay

mick said...

Great photo of the flicker and the woodpecker on the tree.

Andrew said...

Fantastic images of your woodpecker... I had my first on the garden feeders a few weeks ago but didn't have the camera to hand.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They're so hard for me to capture. I heard two calling from different trees on Sunday, but as soon as I got close enough to take a picture, they flew off or hid.

Sandra said...

The woodpecker shots are beautiful, Connie. That first shot shows the markings of the feathers so well and the movement on the water makes the scene come alive. I also love the last capture with the wing span as the bird flies off the tree-trunk!

Jeanne said...

Really love how great your photos are of this lovely bird. Perfect! Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas Connie!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Thank you so very much for your kind comments re...our daughter Brittany. She got to return home last evening following 16 days in 2 hospital's 5 major infections, and 2 surgeries. We are thankful and hopeful now.
Love woodies of all kinds and you took some lovely images~

Zandarmid Photography said...

Lovely shots of a lovely bird!

Wally Jones said...

Really nice images of two of my favorite woodpeckers.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shots. i'm always thrilled to see the flickers! :)

Brian King said...

Beautiful! Love the flicker shots! I've never seen one drink like that.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely images! Especially that flicker having water.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, love the flicker!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds - the shots of the Flicker by the pool are splendid. What a treat to have them in your garden.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Maurizio Riccio said...

I love the light in the first couple of images, it gives great mood to the photos. Well done.

Pat said...

Love seeing the Flickers!

Amanda said...

The bird bath photos are gorgeous. Very striking bird.

Kerri said...

Whooooosh...... that's the sound of my breath being taken away. These are magnificent!

Kia said...

Awww, AWEsome woodpecker-shots! :) Marvelous birds. Have a very Merry Christmas.

S. Etole said...

Nice color and detail in these.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful bird, and your photographs are just wonderful, Connie.

I wish you and your family a truly magical Christmas.

xo.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely birds.. Cheers. :-)))

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous... you take some awesome bird shots, you must have a really long lens. I just can't see to capture them well... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #62!

Jennifer Richardson said...

just beautiful, dear one,
makes my heart feel like flying:)
-Jennifer