Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Woody Woodpecker...Knot a Problem


For years, I've heard his rhythmic tap-tap-tapping on the tree trunks in my backyard. And, of course, I've witnessed his artisty, as well.

Holes

Finally caught up with the little bugger over winter break. I guess woodpeckers aren't migratory, at least in my neck o' the woods, 'cause he was hanging out in 30-degree temps, just doing what he does best.


Woody Woodpecker

Don't know birds from whatever, but do know this guy's kinda cute. Helps take my mind off being back in the salt mines again.

Knotty Problem

His calling card is quite geometric, ain't it? I think in a previous life he was a math teacher...


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26 comments:

Allyson said...

How odd that they don't migrate. Although I guess I do remember seeing them year-round when I worked at the nature sanctuary. I had never really thought about it. GREAT pictures!!

singedwingangel said...

Nope woodpeckers are not migratory. I have one down by our creek that can drive me INSANE I tell ya ..

quilly said...

It looks like that pretty little guy is making arrays out of your tree!

Vodka Logic said...

I used to have woodpeckers in the woods behind our house. I haven't heard them in years and I miss them

Quasi Serendipita said...

Wow, great shots :)

Karls said...

I might seem stupid, but I didn't realise woodpeckers actually pecked wood.. haha! We don't have them here obviously! Hey! Thanks for stopping by too!

Hootin' Anni said...

My goodness...a busy creature at that?!! But oh so pretty. [love the title of this entry 'not' a problem...clever way of spelling]

My Ruby Tuesday is posted HERE --scroll down below the Heads or Tails Meme to find it tho!

Happy day to you.

Amy said...

I've never seen a picture of the result of a woodpecker. I'm not sure what I was expecting it to look like, since that's a rather obvious result. Thanks for the pics!

pixielation said...

me either, I was amazed by all the holes. Not that it seems too surprising, considering what they do. But to make so many holes all in the same place - it really looks quite incredible!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Back in the salt mines
I seemed to recall a bird
who tapped out his all.

Milkmaids with ruby sashes!

storyteller said...

Kewl capture of this RUBY headed woodpecker and his 'beak' work ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Flory said...

I had a woodpecker in my backyard for some time - it drove me insane.

Great pictures!

Manang Kim said...

Oh oh he is a very hard working guy I tell you hehehe. I haven't seen our woodpecker lately or it is just me that I haven't put there seeds yet ^_^

RRT:Macopa fruit

Tortuga said...

What you have there, dear, is an adult male Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), and he did migrate. He summers in Canada and winters in your neck of the woods.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/id

No, I don't know these things off the top of my head, I did some digging cause I was bored, hehe!

knit1kids4 said...

Now that is superior snap!

Susie said...

My in-laws have all kinds of wildlife in their back yard, including the very noisy woodpeckers:-)

Jew Wishes said...

What great photos of textures and tones...wonderful nature shots.

Yes, the woodpeckers in my yard are there throughout all the seasons.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Great picture and story. Stopping by from SITS!

fiberdoodles said...

So pretty! Happy Ruby Tuesday!!

Ally said...

Aww, Woody! As a kid I loved that cartoon and never knew woodpeckers were real. Silly kid. Beautiful photos!

Ally@
Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

The Blonde Duck said...

I promise you, I didn't forget your e-mail. I'm just gathering my thoughts about my goals for my blog...

Noelle said...

wow...what neat photos!

Tara R. said...

Our woodpeckers must have flown up your way. I haven't seen, or heard the head bangers for months.

kys said...

When we lived in Michigan we had one that pecked away at out deck. I thought the darn thing might collapse from all the holes.

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

these are just the cutest!!

miss jo said...

Just love these snaps. Little red-capped Woodie is darling. His handiwork is cosmic. Kinda reminds me of the pegboard in Julia Childs' kitchen.

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