Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'woodpecker'

Speckled Piculet

There was a point where we were birding by the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and there were birds everywhere.  I found this little guy in the midst of it.     He’s only 3-5 inches long!  None of the woodpeckers in the United States are that small.  And he’s so frantic.  He was doing this movement […]

Read Full Post »

Downy Woodpecker

In Illinois I saw a very interesting Downy Woodpecker.  Normally Downy Woodpeckers have a white breast, but this guy was brown.         I couldn’t find any websites that mention a Downy Woodpecker with a brown chest.  I found a lot of discussion of Hairy Woodpeckers having a brown chest.  For Hairy Woodpeckers, […]

Read Full Post »

Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers

I’ve seen a lot of Hairy Woodpeckers this season.  I saw this one in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.     I thought something was wrong with her because her wings were spread out and her eyes were closed most of the time.  But now I think she was taking in the sun.     But […]

Read Full Post »

Downy Woodpecker

We have Downy Woodpeckers in Utah, but they’re hard to find.  I’ve seen them in the spring and I saw one randomly on a telephone poll before a University of Utah football game, but in general I only see them a couple times of year. This is very obviously a male as indicated by the […]

Read Full Post »

Gila Woodpecker

Even though it’s been almost a year since my trip to Arizona, I still have birds to talk about.  This next one is called the Gila Woodpecker. She was trying to drink from the sugar water for feeding hummingbirds.  This woodpecker is female because male Gila Woodpeckers have a red cap on their heads. Here’s […]

Read Full Post »

Northern Flicker

Northern Flickers have polka dot underparts. male They also have a lot of stripes on their wings. female There is at least one flicker in my neighborhood.  I would hear the distinctive call when I was outside and see her on telephone polls.  One morning I went out to fill the feeder and a female […]

Read Full Post »

Acorn Woodpecker

Birdchick alerted me to this awesome picture of an Acorn Woodpecker destroying a house at Madera Canyon in Arizona.  It’s an especially funny picture because I captured my first Acorn Woodpecker at the same exact location. He looks crazy, right? These woodpeckers are called Acorn Woodpeckers because they drill holes and create stashes of acorns. […]

Read Full Post »

Arizona Woodpecker

Arizona has a lot of woodpeckers.  The best woodpecker shots that I got were at Mary Jo’s place in Ash Canyon.  She had feeders set all along her property with sugar water for the hummers, jelly for the orioles, seed for the finches and a special suet recipe for everyone else.  This Arizona Woodpecker lover […]

Read Full Post »

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

In South Carolina I got some fantastic pictures of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  I saw these at Deseret Ranch last spring but the pictures were only okay.  Here is a great picture! Doesn’t he look like there are quill feathers mixed in with the red?  The females have a more even red cap on their heads. […]

Read Full Post »

How to Bird in Heber, UT

Last Saturday I went birding.  There weren’t a ton of birds but I think I did really well for March. American Flicker I started in my favorite part in Heber, UT.  This is where I saw my first Sandhill Crane and moose.  This time I saw an American Flicker and a Scrub Jay. Even though […]

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »