The woodpecker and the birdfeeder…

18 09 2009

I need to convince this guy gal to come in the afternoons -it’s getting WAY too dark to shoot in the mornings… ISO 1600 and 3200.  Nice to see a new visitor to the feeder.

The pileated woodpecker is the largest of the woodpeckers that live in our area. This gal (just learned – black stripe at mouth = female) comes swooping in and with that angular look and long black back it looks a bit like a vampire… to me at least it does.
1. Landing for food

2. When you’re this heavy the little cage on the feeder closes on you. She tried a few pecks at the plastic… not so successful.

3. After some careful studying she realized that there was a small opening still available.

4. Success – sometimes it’s not so easy being big… hard work for some small seeds.

I hope that as the winter goes on she’ll become more tolerant of my photography. I had to shoot through the door for these… Once I opened it – she was GONE

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18 09 2009
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18 09 2009
_STFU_

OMG! It’s absolutely beautiful. He can eat at my feeders anytime! ❤

18 09 2009
Jessica

You have a female visiting. The males have red mustaches. I wish these birds would visit my feeders. Nice photos!

18 09 2009
dragonspeed

@Jessica LOL… I just modified the post moments before your comment – you still had the stale page. Thanks for the comments!

@STFU They are quite magnificient…quite startling after you’re accustomed to chickadees 😉

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