Red-headed Woodpecker

When I was running around yesterday with the hay and mowing and gardens and stuff, I spotted a red-headed woodpecker.

I think they are very striking, beautiful birds.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Be sure to visit Nancy at A Rural Journal for Your Sunday Best and Jan at Murrieta 365 for SOOC Sunday.

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TexWisGirl
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 17:34:40

    they are wonderfully striking birds. :)


    • Teresa
      Jul 09, 2011 @ 17:36:58

      Wow! How do you get here so fast? I used to have a pair that lived right in my front yard, but one was hit by a car, and I haven’t seen any around since then. :-(


  2. Tricia
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 17:44:42

    Yes, very beautiful & very striking, too! =)


  3. La Principessa
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 17:52:56

    Wow, he is gorgeous. Beautiful photo, the lichen on the fence post is wonderful.


    • Teresa
      Jul 09, 2011 @ 18:13:56

      The post turned out better than the bird in the pictures! I had it on the wrong setting, and didn’t take the time to change when I noticed him. (Oops.)


  4. Linda Makiej
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 18:06:00

    Wonderful SOOC shots!


  5. Gone Country
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 18:21:46

    I finally get to see the red-headed woodpecker! We have pileated and red-bellied here but I haven’t seen a red-headed (although the red-bellies have red head too but not quite as red as the red-headed!). Thanks for sharing!


  6. Sharon Qualls
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 19:05:56

    He’s so shiny, almost looks like he’s painted! Don’t know what happened to ours, kinda miss his noise.


  7. missing moments
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 19:20:03

    These are beauties … haven’t seen any in my neck of the woods (Philly). Love your header! Saw you on Sunday Best … new follower!


    • Teresa
      Jul 09, 2011 @ 19:52:24

      So glad to have you following! I haven’t been able to update my header with this year’s babies yet. Those are from last summer.


  8. Bonnie
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 20:45:28

    He is beautiful – and looks a little sassy, too!


  9. Jan
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 23:15:12

    Looks as if he has a story to tell. He’s very handsome.


  10. Pieces of Sunshine
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 03:33:01

    Never seen one of these before. It looks a little like a small magpie with a scarlet head.


  11. Candy C.
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 06:24:47

    He is a handsome fella for sure!


  12. Pat
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 07:57:42

    He is beautiful! I’d love to see one here!


  13. Nancy
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 08:30:31

    We have many around here, but they are reclusive! Great capture, Teresa.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Your Sunday Best Photo Challenge today. I truly appreciate your participation! :)


    • Teresa
      Jul 10, 2011 @ 09:09:23

      I love Your Sunday Best! I’m sure there are many around here too with all the trees around me, but since I lost the pair that lived just by my house, I don’t get the chance to see them very often.


  14. Meg
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 09:12:47

    Beautiful! I love it!


  15. Rajlakshmi
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 10:32:58

    woaa lucky you to have spotted it :D
    awesome capture :D


  16. loubelcher
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 10:37:44




  17. Marcie
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 11:31:18

    An extraordinarily exquisite capture. What a beautiful woodpecker!!


  18. NatureFootstep2
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 12:57:46

    looks like thiswoodpecker like poles. Nice shots. :)


  19. Kim, USA
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 13:54:16

    Oh wow this is beautiful. My first time to see a red headed woodpecker. Thanks for sharing!



  20. Carola Bartz
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 15:48:22

    Gorgeous photos of a beautiful bird! Wonderful shots!


  21. Leora
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 19:14:29

    Wonderful shots of this lovely bird.


  22. Roadside Rustic
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 22:53:49

    Pretty flowers. Thanks for stopping by.


  23. Jen C.
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 07:36:40

    What incredible shots! That red headed woodpecker is amazing!


  24. Roan
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 17:55:01

    Wonderful find! He’s a beauty.


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