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Woody Woodpecker?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

We've been loving watching the birds in our new house (haven't moved in permanently yet).

Yesterday this gorgeous woodpecker flew in. We have, so far, three species of woodpeckers coming into the feeder. This is by far the biggest. I've done a little research, and I think it's a pileated woodpecker. I first thought this might be the inspiration for Woody Woodpecker, but it turns out that was an acorn woodpecker (lives in California, of course!)

In contrast, here's the smallest woodpecker we've seen. They're all beautiful!! This one is after the suet just like the big guy is.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
8HABIT 2/4/2014 10:34AM

    I loved looking at your birds.

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KICKINGIT@56 2/3/2014 1:12PM

    There was a birdhouse at a previous residence and I spent hours watching the birds come and go.

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TRUCKERSMRS 2/1/2014 10:06AM

    What beautiful photos. Looks like you have some great "neighbours" at your new home.

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STITCHINGNAN 1/31/2014 5:07AM

    My dh loves watching birds on the feeders. No woodpeckers yet but doves, blackbirds a robin and sparrows are regulars , Irene

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LKWQUILTER 1/30/2014 6:39PM

    Beautiful birds.

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/30/2014 6:28PM

    I think that you are right about that being a pileated woodpecker. I think that the other one is probably a female downy woodpecker.

You will probably have many hours of enjoyment watching them.


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THROOPER62 1/30/2014 4:34PM

    Pretty bird

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ALICIA214 1/30/2014 3:05PM


What a beautiful bird.....

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LJOYCE55 1/30/2014 2:39PM

  Glad to see you get along with your new neighbors.

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ANDREA0301 1/30/2014 2:39PM

    Absolutely beautiful!

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