Saturday, June 20, 2009

Some Kind of Small Woodpeckers for Camera Critters




These birds in our next door neighbors' tree are about the size of a sparrow, if my memory is correct. I tried to find out what they are, and they could possibly be downy woodpeckers, but their heads seem smaller to me. I wasn't able to get as close as I wanted to, because they flew away before the photos started to focus well. I don't know if I'll see them again, or if they were just passing through.

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22 comments:

  1. Maybe they aren't mature yet?

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  2. teeny and what a gorgeous tree below lovely sandy

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  3. My first thought was the downy woodpecker. Looks like he/she is busy trying to find insects for lunch.

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  4. They can be downy or hairy woodpeckers. I think a red spot helps with identification but really it does not matter as they are such good birds to have in the garden. I hope they stick around for you.

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  5. Those look like Downeys. Hairys are more robin-sized, with much longer bills.

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  6. My hubby has severe dislike of woodpeckers because they peck holes all over the house. But, I think they are kind of cute! I think they are Downeys, as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I think they're Downy's as well;-) Hard to tell if they're young, (siblings?) or even older (parents!)...but they are cute!

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  8. Magnificent pictures!
    Have a nice weekend!
    purrs and love
    Luna(from Brazil)

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  9. Gord's folks have woodpeckers on their farm ... boy, are they noisy!

    I played too :)

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  10. Nice shots :) I can't help you with what they are because I've never seen any around here.

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  12. Beautiful shots :)
    I love also the cartoon from
    woody woodpecker....... LOL

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    Anya :)

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  13. Woodpeckers are wonderful ... great bug eaters! Wonderful shots. Thanks!

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  14. Look like Downey's to me. Cute little guys. We have the Pileated ones here - theey look like Woody Woodpecker!

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  15. They're really pretty. I like the colors.

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  16. Hi Sue, You posted a comment on In the garden on my post, Getting growing. Well, I posted a reply but I wasn't sure you would get it so Here I am! Tina does a veggie garden update the 20 th of each month and I've joined the bandwagon, so my veggie are linked in the sidebar, and posted on my blog. Just thought you'd like to know, you left such a wonderful comment.
    Cute little birdies.

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  17. Great pics, it reminds we of the time two BIG woodpeckers came under the car port, I heard them and thought someone was knocking at the door, went to see who it was, no one was there, went back to working and heard it again, after about the third time I looked out the window and saw what it was. They can really do some damage to wood.
    Prayers, Bo

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  18. Looks like you caught them in the act!

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  19. Hi Sue~~ Nice birds! Love the black and white markings. And thank you Sue for your nice compliments on my blog. It's always fun to "visit" with you.

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