Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hairy Woodpeckers

A pair of Hairy Woodpeckers
come to the nut feeders by my office window.
I seldom take their picture.

Today they were on the deck.
The male sounded his arrival.

These are medium sized woodpeckers,
9 inches (22.5 cm) head to tail.

Much bigger than the small look-a-like Downy Woodpecker.

I was so pleased they stayed for pictures.

12 comments:

SusiesQs said...

I love looking at your pictures. I am looking to purchase a new camera. What kind do you use? I think you take great pictures with it :)

Thanks a bunch!
Susie

kkryno said...

Birds are great, aren't they!? They make anyone smile.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Such a handsome couple.

Jayne said...

I've yet to see a Hairy, but I can see how one can easily think they have. I'll have to remember the size difference. Lovely shots Sherry. :c)

Cheryl said...

I love woodpeckers...I get a lot here as there is a lot of dead wood in the garden. They are a joy to see, thank you Sherry.

Q said...

Dear Susie,
I have a Nikon D50. I do not think they make it anymore. A D70 or D90 would be about the same I think.
I do enjoy taking the pictures of the birds and bugs and blooms in my backyard!
Glad you enjoy them too.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I do love the birds. It has been so cool the butterflies have not been out so I have been spending time with the birds!
It will warm up soon and I will be chasing bees and butterflies.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
They are handsome and big! As big as the Red-bellies.
The Downy is little and looks similiar. I would love to see a Hairy and a Downy on the peanuts at the same time. I think it would be a great picture.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Jayne,
The Hairy is big. Once you see one you will immediately know it is a Hairy. One pair lives near. Last year they had two babies. I hope they are successful again this year.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
The Woodpeckers come to my gardens for the nuts. I do not have any dead wood for them. I think the little woods near by does. I too love the Woodpeckers.
Sherry

Mel said...

Hi Sherry!
I was sure I commented here before, maybe blogger ate my comment :(
Just wanted to say: 'BEAUTIFUL!!'

Q said...

Dear Mel,
Blogger does eat comments and sometimes entire posts are gobbled up!
The Hairy Woodpeckers are beautiful birds. They will have little ones before long too!
Bird songs,
Sherry