Monday, March 4, 2013

Sitting On The Rail of the Deck......

I was surprised to see this female Red-bellied Woodpecker literally 'sitting' on the rail of the deck.
She kept look all around her while she took a little rest.
Satisfied with her surroundings she soon settled on a more comfortable position.
She isn't alone in our little neck of the woods. Mr. Red-belly often comes for suet as well.
Linking to Macro Monday and Wild Bird Wednesday.

41 comments:

Shoshana said...

That is such a lovely bird!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous captures Carletta - oh to have the flexibility shown with her head swivels!! Thanks for sharing these charming shots.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous Red-bellied, Carletta. I especially love that second one when she has her neck craned around.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

A good story about your woodpeckers. Amazing how strong their tails are.

Nancy said...

The first two shots look as though she is sitting on her rump...so cute...Obviously she likes visiting you as she seems very comfortable.....Beautiful photos.....

Kala said...

Wonderful images of this beautiful bird, Carletta.

My favorite one is bottom photo where she is pecking at the suet.

Happy Macro Monday

TexWisGirl said...

she's just beautiful. :)

Karen said...

Oh wow! Isn't she gorgeous. Terrific shots Carletta!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful shots! She's very beautiful.

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous bird. what a thrill to capture on camera

EG CameraGirl said...

One of my favourite birds! She's a beauty.

Neal said...

Very nice!! You can see she is very alert and suspicious.

Karen said...

What beautiful shots you have taken of this gorgeous bird! I would love to find one of her feathers! xx

kelley jensen said...

You have the best kind of visitors :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Pretty bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's so beautiful...in the middle photo, she looks as if she's waiting for you to put out the feed!

Carole M. said...

a great opportunity for fabulous photos of this beautiful bird Carla

Amanda said...

still find it amazing seeing all the woodpeckers via WBW, it's really made me think about birds around the world and how diverse they are. (we don't have woodpeckers in Australia). funny photo of this one perched on it's bottom!

mick said...

Great photos. She's beauty!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh I do love these images of the woodpecker. Especially the last one...the lighting that you captured and the brilliance of its crown make the image outstanding!!!

If you think you're feeling 'old' about your grand child starting school...17 tomorrow for Dillon, but my oldest grandson will be 24 in May!!!

She Who Carries Camera said...

she was probably waiting for you to leave so she could start pecking away in private!! :-) great captures!

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, nice captures! They are gorgeous couple! Maybe you will see the juveniles too.

Genie Robinson said...

Carletta...Great captures. We are seeing more woodpeckers this year than ever before. Hope we get the BIG snow tonight and they are all out tomorrow when I can go out with the camera. It is SO cold here right now. genie

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures showing of "a small woodpecker." Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds! I love woodpeckers.

I never knew that ducks were vain - but after my shots I'm not sure!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Une Angevine said...

j'en ai entendu deux hier lors de ma balade en hauteur...

Phil said...

Stunning shots there Carletta - congrats on a job well done.

George said...

These are marvelous photos of the woodpecker couple.

Pam ;) said...

Cute scenario and captures of Miss Red-bellie Carletta.
I can not tell them apart.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Always enjoy seeing images of these chaps. They are quite lovely, but to our natural wood home, they do naughty things when they pair up for breeding, thinking this should be their home too;'(~

Brian King said...

I've never seen a woodpecker sit quite like that. Fantastic shots! We have a pair of them at the feeders and they're among my favorite woodpeckers.

Carletta said...

Brian, I think you and Nancy are the only two who noticed how unusual she is sitting. I had never seen this before so I was happy I got the shots.

Rajesh said...

Very cute bird.

Marie said...

So wonderful Carletta!

pattisjarrett said...

I love the red-bellied woodpeckers. We had a pair at one time, then I only saw the female for a couple of years. This year, I've seen a male only. You got some great shots.

i stora drag said...

So nice photos of this beautiful bird! Well done, Carletta!
Greetings Pia

NatureFootstep said...

this is such a lovely woodpecker. You caught them well too. :)

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful shots of a beautiful woodpecker!
I guess she had tired feet from grasping for support all the time and thought she'd try something different!
This is what makes birding so interesting!

diane b said...

Love the red hairdo or is it a crash helmet?

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely birds pictures...

Pierre

Rose said...

They are such handsome birds!