Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coupledom

Starting to see more couples around the bird feeder.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers

Tufted titmouses (titmice?)

Uh oh.  Better get the other birdhouses up and ready!

40 comments:

Sandra said...

teehee on the coupledom

Hilda R.B said...

Wow, they was nice. I have never seen this bird before. Have a nice day.

Sall's Country Life said...

Nice photos!! Can't wait till they start coming our way!!

Verde Farm said...

I just love red bellied woodpeckers--they are so pretty. Great shots gal. I saw Tete was putting dyer lint in a basket near her bird feeder so they could get it for nesting--I thought that was a cool idea :)

LauraX said...

beautiful woodpeckers...love the red and the amazing pattern on their feathered coats.

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, I love the Woodpeckers, and it is the time get the birds houses out and well dusted.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I saw a Robin yesterday! It means Spring is just around the corner, right? I do hope so.

We have to plan the birdhouse cleaning also. I like this time of the year, although there is a lot to be done.

xoxo

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Umm, you are supposed to take the houses down in winter? I don't, but I have cleaned some out already. (I clean more outside than inside.) ;)

Tracy said...

Tex, I've never seen woodpeckers in pairs before at the feeder. One may come but then the other takes off, so that is really neat!

wayside wanderer said...

Are the woodpeckers opposite sex? I was wondering the other day how many birds of the opp. sex look alike ...like blue jays.

Farm Girl said...

I love wood peckers!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

More couples around the bird feeder must mean Springtime is near :-)

Allison said...

I would love to hear the sound of a woodpecker outside my window...

Home In The Hollow said...

Over the weekend, I just put out two more houses and had to do more minor repairs to another....it was falling off the foundation!!! Poor Bluebird was just waiting in the bushes until it was fixed!...:)JP

Sérgio Pontes said...

These birds have amazing colors =)

Sharon said...

I have to drag down and get the birdhouses and see if they can be repaired, was going to get some kits, but that was a "plan".......

Clint said...

I would rather be a red-bellied woodpecker than a yellow-bellied sapsucker.

Titmeese?

Millie said...

Spring is in the air for the birds around here too--darn geese!

Leovi said...

Beautiful birds with such beautiful shades of red on the head. Saludos.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful birds and photos. I love the RedBellied Woodies. I think i just love all the birds.

Mama-Bug said...

Beautiful woodpeckers! They are a favorite of mine.

Country Girl said...

Nice photos!

Angela said...

I love Woodpeckers! Great picture of them! Do you just sit outside all day taking great pictures of all of the critters around your house? You sure do get to see a lot of them!

It is starting to be that time of year around here too! This morning I seen that same big bird that built a nest on our front porch post last year scoping it out for this year. She's crazy if she thinks I'm going to put up with that this year!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Farmchick said...

Those woodpeckers are precious!!

EG Wow said...

Wow! Red-bellied woodpeckers! I'm impressed.

Deb said...

I've noticed alot more nests in the trees...great photos...

Trisha said...

I actually got to hear a woodpecker today! I was very excited. Everyday closer to spring & your pictures prove that :)

Babbs said...

Those woodpeckers are GORGEOUS!!! Those are the sweetest pictures!!! You're going to force me to build birdhouses and buy bird seed!!!

Becky and Gary said...

Oh yes, it's that time again although we're a few weeks off yet.
I posted RB woodies on my blog yesterday. They are a favorite.
B.

Jennifer said...

I need a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers to stop in at my station, lol. I got some good pics. from years ago before we moved of a parent & young RB Woodpecker... I need to find those.

Randy said...

Nothing like a good looking redhead! Wonderful shots.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Love those red heads. Just how many feeders do you have??

texwisgirl said...

Um, Karen, I think we have 7 in this tree... When it is hummingbird season, we add up to 5 sugarwater stations for them too in other areas.

And don't forget the scratch feed scattered along the beach for the ducks and turtles...

Marvin said...

Cute couples. Our male cardinals seem to be singing more and soon will be staking out territory.

Lesley said...

Spring is definitely in the air for the birds! Those woodpeckers are beautiful.

Joe said...

Never have understood why they're called RED-bellied woodpeckers????

Jayne said...

Yep, the courtships have begun! :c)

Dar said...

Yessireee, it's that time of year! Sure am glad I'm overit! These ol' bones don't have the gitupandgo required! Well, maybe a little~~~~
BlessYourHeart

Rose said...

I always wonder if it is titmice or titmouses, too....haven't noticed couples here yet, but maybe it is cause I wasn't thinking about it.

Thanks for commenting on my other blog, Time Stand Still. I have it and this one under different accounts and don't want you to think I don't appreciate your visit.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Our woodpeckers are limited to the acorn, nuttlall's and pileated. Or at least that is all I've ever seen so far. I like seeing new ones like you posted. Very nice.

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