Saturday, May 14, 2016

Red-headed woodpecker

We got such a good look at a bird we have never seen before! 

 

A Red-headed woodpecker. It flew right in front of our car and we had a good place to pull over to get photos.

 

 I only got one that shows his bright colors.

 

He moved around the tree and the others were just in silhouette.

How exciting to see this beautiful bird near our home here in Florida. Wikipedia states HERE that it is listed as near threatened. We see a lot of different woodpeckers here in Florida but this one was very different in it's coloring.

 

Have you had a good week too?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

27 comments:

ann said...

Lucky sighting and that you were able to get so close and to get great photos. I think we have red headed woodpeckers here. We never see them. One came to the feeders a few years ago. Was he just passing through? Don't know.

Susie said...

Diane, That is a good shot. We have those here too. We have many wood pecker types. A willow tree we took down when we had lived here one year, had a wood pecker condo in it. LOL. Hope you are enjoying some good weather. Our weather in these parts has gone crazy...all mixed up. Do not even know what to wear. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, such a beautiful bird. We use to have them here but no more. Thanks for sharing,Francine.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good photos! I like woodpeckers unless they start their noise early in the morning!!
hugs!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photo shots of the woodpecker!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) A lovely Woodpecker to see, I would be excited too to see such a rare bird.

laurie said...

what a beauty!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love it.

Pondside said...

The woodpeckers were very busy here this morning, from the sounds in the woods. You were lucky to get the good photos - isn't it nice when things come together to allow that?

Inger said...

The have critters on Saturdays, that sounds like fun. Great shots of the bird.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Diane,
That was a good shot of the woodpecker. He's one of my favorite birds to see.
We have them here in the dead pines, I get to see them sometimes. I usually hear them before I see them!
Have a great weekend my friend,
Dorothy

Carla from The River said...

Hi - Great photos.
We have a woodpecker in our neighborhood who loves to drum on stop signs. He is so loud. I think he is trying to be the loudest of them all for the ladies. LOL
Carla

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow, amazing shots, Diane!!!! Lucky lady to get some great shots of that woody!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I see them once in a while right here in our RV Resort (this time of year only). Did not know they were threatened. Did know they are absolutely stunningly beautiful. Great picture!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, congrats on your Red-headed Woodpecker sighting. They are beautiful birds and one of my many favorites. Great captures! Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I used to see pileated woodpeckers around our neighborhood. Love to watch them. They are so much larger. But Haven't seen one in over a year.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

We have a lot of woodpeckers at the lake, and none in Chicago. I think ours have red heads too. Now I'm going to have to pay attention next time I'm down there.

Cloudia said...

Good fortune for you and for us!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh fabulous shot - I do love the woodpeckers. We don't have a lot of them that we see often so it is indeed a treat. We are having a great weekend - wonderful trip to the beach yesterday in perfect weather. Happy rest of the weekend my friend.

doodles n daydreams said...

I've had a very good week thankyou and it is about to get better. I'm heading away for a couple of days with my sister.
Lovely colours on the woodpecker.

Diana

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Great sighting, glad you were able to pull over and get some photos.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- that was lucky- or perfect timing to be sure. Pretty bird and I am glad you got to see it and also get photos. Have a wonderful Sunday evening!

Gina said...

Diane, that woodpecker reminds me of the Woody Woodpecker cartoons of my youth. I hope yours is not as annoying as the one on tv was!

I hope to catch up on your past posts. I've not been well this past week and just now getting to the point of putting out my welcome mat on my new blog - comments open too!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane
Red headed woodpeckers are plentiful here. I have some that hangout in my yard. What a great shot you got! Hope all is well!
Xo
Linda

Lowcarb team member said...

Great sighting - well done

All the best Jan

Joy H said...

We were in Florida a couple weeks ago at Disney! Had a great time and the weather was awesome. Except for the last day it was close to 90. That tree next to the Church is huge but so pretty!

edenhills said...

Those red-headed woodpeckers are so hard to photograph. Nice captures.