Friday, October 24, 2008

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker's

No red heads, you say? That is because these youngster's were my first brood of the season this year. I've had 2 broods of Red-headed woodpecker's on my property, twice in the last 4 years. The other years, I've only had one brood. The years that I have had 2 broods, juvenile RHWO's have shown up at our place during the winter and got started right away with their broods earlier in the spring. They have a favorite Maple snag on our property. Red-headed woodpecker's are on a severe decline, but they are going strong on our property and around our lake. They happen to be my FAVORITE bird, and woodpecker's, in general, are my favorite birds. My husband also bought me a red-headed woodpecker painting from a local wildlife artist, Nancy Byrum, that I LOVE and happily have displayed. In fact, I like all things red-headed woodpecker. I'll eventually show some of my other RHWO stuff. I belong to a birding group that affectionately knows me as the lady with the red-headed woodpecker's. :)

You can see a smidge of red around the eye on the RHWO on the left. I've got to tell you. When they are juvie's like's like giving keys to a fast sportscar to a 16 year old on their birthday. They are reckless and don't pay attention to what they are doing. Silly birds! :)

This is a terrible photograph of this beautiful painting by Nancy Byrum. When you see it in person, the colors are extraordinary! Do not copy this photograph or any photographs on this blog, thank you.


Shelley said...

You're so lucky to have seen these birds! I never have but hope to! I love those pileateds too!
P.S. If you click on my "COPYSCAPE - do not copy" logo on my blog - you can post one on yours if you want it. it's free and then the copyscape people allow you to do a search to make sure no one has copied your content and photos. I found 2 offenders a couple weeks ago.

Denise said...

Thanks fro the tip about Copyscape. I'll check into it on your site. ...and when you and your husband come down for dinner one day, you'll see the red-headed's. ;)

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping in to see me and leaving a comment. :)
I'm excited to see another log dweller, your home looks lovely!
Although I stray away from the log home topic A LOT, I do enjoy sharing info about it. Hope to see you again.

Denise said...

Thanks Jen! I sure enjoyed your 'Wierd Wednesday' photo. I have to tell you...that made my day. :)

Rick and Dianne said...

Hi Denise...

I am also a member of the Log Home Neighborhood and ran across your blog from there.

Hey Shelley...why am I not surprised to find you here??? And Jen too...LOL

We are in the final stages of building our log home and hope to move in soon.

Denise said...

Hello Rick and Dianne, glad you found us! We have you in our blogroll now.