Friday, March 18, 2011

LEM Photo Challenge: 'Anything'

The theme for Tara's photo challenge over at Live Every Moment this week was 'anything.'
Mr. and Mrs. Downy Woodpecker come to dine at our back deck daily. Usually one comes and then the other. A couple of times this past week I found them both dining at the same time. Usually the Mrs. hanging around on the deck floor picking up dropped crumbs. It was a matter of waiting patiently to capture them both on the suet feeder together. Here they are enjoying each other's company for a late afternoon snack. They don't always seem to get along. Yesterday I saw the Mr. being a little 'peckie' towards his mate when she got to close to his side of the feeder. They need to be kind to each other. I want to see baby Downys!
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20 comments:

WyTography said...

Carletta, I just love your posts. You make me smile!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat, Carletta. Our Downys don't come to the feeders at the same time. One will come and then the other. You captured a fabulous picture.
Hugs,
Betsy

Scrappy Grams said...

I saw a downy woodpecker for the first time ever at my bird feeder this winter. Someone on Facebook told me what it was after I posted his photo and query about him. :)

kaye said...

what a fun picture.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love these guys.. Your patience to capture them is a blessing to me! Thank you!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

How cool that you were able to capture this! Awesome

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful picture! Thank you for being so patient and for sharing the results. I hope you do get pictures of the babies (and share them with us). I miss my bird feeders and enjoy your vicariously.

Wow -- that was kind of a wide-open challenge this week wasn't it? You picked a beautiful "anything".

Marla said...

I'm jealous of all your bird shots. I never catch birdy pictures.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Pat said...

I don't think I've ever seen a female downy woodpecker. This is a great shot!

Aasiya said...

Beautiful bird capture. I threw bread on my patio the other day in search of interesting birds

eileeninmd said...

Great photo of the Downies. I usually see one at a time.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shot! We had a pair visit us only this morning.

Gary said...

I'm surprised you caught them together at all. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Hi, Carletta. Sorry it's been so long since I stopped by. I feel that I've neglected my bloggy friends for such a long time now. How nice that you have a pair of downy woodpeckers. I'm sure they'll be bringing juveniles to your feeders by mid-summer.

Dubster said...

fighting for their lives hehe

chubskulit said...

Oh how gorgeous!

My Camera Critter post, have a nice weekend.

Tara said...

What a great capture! Your bird shots are always so amazing!

diane b said...

Great capture. Bird social life can be a mystery. He sounds a bit bossy.