Sunday, December 28, 2014

Take-Off

A male Downy Woodpecker (with a Chickadee in the background).
Downy go bye-bye...
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

108 comments:

Sandra said...

my only viewing of a jet propelled downy... cool shot

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's a beautiful image of the downy woodpecker in flight.

Gosia k said...

Yesterday at my garden was a woodpeckr,too

Revrunner said...

Patiently waiting his turn on the gravy train. :-)

eileeninmd said...

quick take off! Love the feathers on the second shot..Happy Sunday!

Lynne said...

Liked the "Downy Go Bye Bye" . . . although he could have stayed around to enjoy the "close up!"
Thank you for giving us bubba, slider, critter, bird pics . . .
horse and doggie ones too . . .
I ALWAYS look forward to the daily run-a-round ranch!

rainfield61 said...

The chickadee is waiting for its turn.

Be patient

Czereśnia A said...

Very beautifull...

bas said...

super wat een mooi moment.

Stephanie Faris said...

There it goes. Great catch!!!

Anvilcloud said...

I dreamt of birds last night -- even an albino-like golden eagle in my backyard. Just thought I should share that little fascinating tidbit. 😸

John's Island said...

Neat catch ... thanks for sharing Tex.

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Great lift-off shot Tex! Good Morning!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love Downy woodpeckers!

KaHolly said...

Woodpeckers are so cool. Sorry I haven't been around. Have a very happy New Year!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The flight picture look so cool!

DeniseinVA said...

Cute woodpecker!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wow, that woodpecker looks very determined in that first photo!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, A favorite of mine. Great pictures. Love that flight shot. Have a great coming week!

Munir said...

You are great with capturing that guy in flight. Those chickadees want to fool us eh?

Mary Hone said...

The second shot is great.

Pom Pom said...

Wow! That's an excellent shot of Downy!

Ela said...

Wow ! That'a amazing shots !

don said...

A fine shot of this colorful bird. The largest bird I have seen this winter is a Flicker who tried to land on my bird feeder but failed. :-)

Birdman said...

Lots of these woodpeckers and chickadees frequent my feeders too.

DJan said...

Love to watch these birds! Nice capture, Tex. :-)

DIMI said...

What a beautiful and colorful bird Tex! Love the flight shot!Great captures!
Dimi...

Irma said...

Hi Tex,
Beautifully woodpecker in flight, the second is my favorite.

Anni said...

Wow....that is an exceptional 'take off' capture. It's a beauty.

Thanks so much for sharing the link with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Keskeneräinen said...

First time visiting your blog; it looks great! I like your Good Fences -series!

Karen Schurr said...

What a neat collage of shots. Love your "take-off" shot.

William Kendall said...

An amazing action shot!

Mary said...

He's gorgeous! And the little chickadee looking on is adorable!

Brian King said...

Like a little rocket! I put suet out for ours and I've never seen them on a seed feeder.

karmnik54 said...

Pikny:)

karmnik54 said...

Pikny:)

Paula said...

Downy probably went to get his friends. It's messy weather down here, but at east it's moisture.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Great pictures!
I wish I could do that too :)
But today I managed to catch some of my favourite gulls :))
【ツ】Knipsa

Janey and Co. said...

Oh I like that second shot!

joeh said...

I guess it was the chickadee's turn.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Great shots! Love your commentary too. Happy New Year Tex.

Kerri Farley said...

SUPER!

Findlay Wilde said...

The black, white and red really remind me of our Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Sylvia K said...

Love that "take-off" shot!!!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Tex, I like birds that arrive to you.
They are very beautiful.
Have a great week.

Sally Crowe said...

So pretty, and wow what a takeoff. :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Chickadee not impressed none.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love those Downy woodpeckers. They don't hang around long.

Bob Bushell said...

Ha, and you complemented me on my site, but, yours is just the same. Brilliant Theresa.

Karen S. said...

Oops! Timber. Have a gentle landing there! Great capture, made me laugh, and I'm still smiling.

Giga said...

Lovely with a red spot on his head. :)

S. J. Qualls said...

It looks like he just pushes himself off. I'm still waiting for mine - have had a few 'fly-bys' this morning, so I am hopeful.

Jo said...

What great photos ! I don't know this bird and loved seeing it at the feeder and flying off. Good shots. Have a great last week of 2014. Jo

Made by KKann said...

Great photos.

Red said...

It's always interesting to see what else is in the photo. Downy woodpeckers must be wide spread as we have them here and they stay for the winter.

Ms. A said...

Great shots! All my birds are soaking wet right now.

Halcyon said...

You are lucky to have these kinds of visitors. :)

Mary Cromer said...

It is always such a pleasure to be able to stop by your place, as often as I have a chance. Your Woody is darling and well who does not adore those tiny Chickadees. I want to wish you a very Happy New Year Theresa. Hugs~

Hilary said...

So sweet. We've not seen more than a couple of Downys here.. but we've got a fair number of Hairy Woodpeckers.

Primitive Stars said...

Sweet Downy Woodpecker, love the pictures.Francine.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, I love, beautiful photos, perfect capture of birds!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great images.Happy New Year.

Chandra said...

Hi Theresa,
You are mighty quick to capture that - well done!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Ah, one of those ubiquitous bird butt photos! They are tricky, aren't they?!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Some of my favorite feathered friends. :) Nice capture of the departure!

Lindy

Terri Buster said...

Nice shot of the fly away! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

Cloudia said...

cool action shot!!!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Debbie said...

hehehe, we have lift off, with perfect timing!! Crisp and clear, pretty light!!

I suppose the chickadee was waiting his turn, mine do that, they are very patient!!

theflutteringleaf said...

What a beautiful bird. I used to draw and paint a lot, your drawings are beautiful.

RedPat said...

Good catch of the escape! ;-)

Mama Zen said...

Very cool!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm pretty sure I saw one of these yesterday, pecking on a dead branch in a neighbor's tree. He was making quite the racket.

Mary Kirkland said...

You caught a great shot right there.

Gail said...

Cool!

magnoliasntea said...

Nifty flight photo! Have a great evening.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great action shot!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great pics!

I find the chickadees are feisty enough to hang with anybirdie. And small enough that anybirdie will put up with them.
~

Christian Perrin said...

Very handsome bird, that woodpecker!

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Those feathers look quite scary in that second photo. Take someone's eye out!

Bethany Carson said...

That's a beautiful bird!

Michelle said...

That second shot is pretty cool!

Stephanie said...

Pretty bird.

messymimi said...

It takes talent to catch that moment!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A flight shot! Love those birds.

KB Bear said...

What a cool photo of the takeoff!

diane b said...

Good capture. I find it so hard to get BIF (birds in flight)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great shot of the take off! You can almost feel the lift. I like the chickadee in the background, too--waiting his turn. :-)

Randy said...

Love that second shot.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

As always, great shots! The woodpeckers are back for us, and I so enjoy seeing them!

Hope you had a good Christmas!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love those downy woodpeckers and we got them too.
Hugs,
Mariette

Paul said...

Great timing on this picture!

Rory Bore said...

I really need to get a new bird feeder! what great shots. I could sit and watch them for hours.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Now this scene looks familiar to me! Love it!

Rita said...

You really catch some great shots! :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The woodpecker looks astonished at finding so many goodies in a single "tree" !

Marit Sønstebø said...

Your woodpecker looks very similar to the one who is here too :)

Jeevan said...

Superb capture with on and off!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Neat capture of the take off.

Justin Carfagnini said...

Woodpeckers are such cool birds.

barbara l. hale said...

We get the same dudes at our feeders. They have a large range. I never noticed the little metal birds on your feeder before. That's cool!

michaelswoodcraft said...

cool shot!! Love seeing the downy woodpeckers!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my, I haven't seen a woodpecker here for what seems like forever, and you caught that beautiful flash of red too. Lucky you :)

SweetMarie said...

what a awesome take off shot!!! love it!

pattisjarrett said...

Love that mid-air shot!

Farm Girl said...

I love watching wood peckers too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You captured him well!

Marie said...

Very nice! Such an interesting "take off" shot. Hope you had a great Christmas.

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