Friday, June 25, 2010

Photo Finish Friday

The Bag Lady spent a goodly portion of her day yesterday weeding her garden. She was not alone: she had Woody, the woodpecker for company!



Woody had to share the bounty, too:


It was the first time the Bag Lady managed to get a good picture of a Pileated Woodpecker. When it rains, it pours! (She tried to take some video of the two of them together, but there's so much noise from the slight breeze that was blowing, you can scarcely hear the woodpeckers calling!) Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge!

Neither woodpecker was the least bit concerned with the Bag Lady weeding her garden, even when she was throwing weeds for the Princess to catch. But as soon as the Rancher came along, they left! One human is okay, two is too many, apparently!

14 comments:

Reb said...

Good for you. Great shots, I like the 2nd one with the two both looking up.

messymimi said...

We have a red headed woodpecker who has figured out that if he pecks on our metal chimney pipe from the wood burning stove, the bugs would run out from under the flashing. He starts bright and early on spring mornings.

Beautiful photos.

Leah J. Utas said...

Ooh, a pileated woodpecker. Wonderful. Good for you for getting the pics.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oops, that should be woodpeckers. Two of 'em. Magnificent.

Geosomin said...

Wow. I've never been that close to a woodpecker before. Good picture :)

bunnygirl said...

Lovely! We have woodpeckers around here, but I rarely see them, and never happen upon one when I've got my camera handy.

POD said...

Wow, a pileated woodpecker? OMG double.
I thought they were mystical.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, sis!

messymimi - we've had a downy woodpecker do that around here - on the tin roof of the pumphouse - at 4 am!!

Leah - I was thrilled to see the two of them together!

Geo - there must have been some really tasty bugs in that tree because usually those pileated woodpeckers take off at the slightest disturbance!

BG - I've tried for several years to get pictures, so this pleased me no end!

POD - and they really DO sound like Woody the Woodpecker - hahahahaHAha, hahahaHAha!

CherylK said...

You sure do have a beautiful spot to live in...those trees are so pretty and the woodpeckers are just gorgeous. Two at once...that's special.

David Cranmer said...

We have Woody's cousin on our property and it's a hoot to watch him ram his nose repeatedly into a tree. What a job! :)

the Bag Lady said...

Cheryl - it was special, and for them to actually stay and allow me to photograph them was extra-special!

David - It gave me a headache just to watch them! :)

Marianne said...

I see a woodpecker! What do I win?

the Bag Lady said...

hahahahaha

Sagan said...

Awesome shots! I had no idea they had real woodpeckers same colouring that woodpeckers do in cartoons, hehe.