Red-headed Woodpecker

9 Jul

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 Responses to “Red-headed Woodpecker”

  1. TexWisGirl July 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    they are wonderfully striking birds. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

      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. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Tricia July 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

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

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

      Glad you stopped by.

  3. La Principessa July 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

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

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

      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 July 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Wonderful SOOC shots!

  5. Gone Country July 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    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!

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

      I see red-bellied woodpeckers too. I don’t think I’ve seen the pileated.

  6. Sharon Qualls July 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

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

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

      I almost wish I didn’t know what happened to mine~one of the pair was hit by a car. Haven’t seen many since then.

  7. missing moments July 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    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 July 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

      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 July 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

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

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      That’s even better~I like a bird that knows how beautiful they are.

  9. Jan July 9, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

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

    • Teresa July 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

      What a great comment~I’d never thought about him as a storyteller, but I love that idea. Wonder what tale he would tell.

  10. Pieces of Sunshine July 10, 2011 at 3:33 am #

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

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 8:14 am #

      I love seeing their crimson heads against the oak trees~very striking birds.

  11. Candy C. July 10, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    He is a handsome fella for sure!

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Aren’t they? Thanks for stopping.

  12. Pat July 10, 2011 at 7:57 am #

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

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 8:16 am #

      With that bright red head, they are hard to miss when they’re around.

  13. Nancy July 10, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 9:09 am #

      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 July 10, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Beautiful! I love it!

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 9:14 am #

      Thanks. So glad you stopped by.

  15. Rajlakshmi July 10, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    woaa lucky you to have spotted it ๐Ÿ˜€
    awesome capture ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      Thanks. That red really does stand out and get your attention.

  16. loubelcher July 10, 2011 at 10:37 am #



    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 11:40 am #

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  17. Marcie July 10, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    An extraordinarily exquisite capture. What a beautiful woodpecker!!

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 11:40 am #

      I do love the woodpeckers~except when they peck right outside my bedroom window and wake me up.

  18. NatureFootstep2 July 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    looks like thiswoodpecker like poles. Nice shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

      Thank you. They really do love that old wooden post~easy to peck and find good things.

  19. Kim, USA July 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

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


    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

      They are pretty amazing birds!

  20. Carola Bartz July 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Gorgeous photos of a beautiful bird! Wonderful shots!

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      Thanks. I do fine the woodpeckers fascinating.

  21. Leora July 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Wonderful shots of this lovely bird.

    • Teresa July 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

      They really are quite lovely! Thanks for stopping by.

  22. Roadside Rustic July 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Pretty flowers. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Teresa July 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

      My pleasure. Glad you stopped by.

  23. Jen C. July 11, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    What incredible shots! That red headed woodpecker is amazing!

    • Teresa July 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

      I’m really lucky to have the opportunity to see so much wildlife living here with me.

  24. Roan July 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Wonderful find! He’s a beauty.

    • Teresa July 11, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

      Was a great treat to see him!

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