Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Birdmas!

Pileated Woodpecker:


Carolina Wren:

White-breasted Nuthatches:

And a Happy Orb Year!



Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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13 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

A NZ (Keruru) Wood Pigeon nearly took my head off yesterday, Thunder. they are not the best flyers and I startled it by walking past it. It reminded me of major Kong's B-52 taking off stories.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those Pileateds are big birds, A.K.

But they're pretty adept at flying through the trees.
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Smut Clyde said...

I rate for Kereru. Sometimes you meet them in the bush when they have been over-eating on tree-lucerne flowers, and they just sit there on the ground looking like a Sadlynaut after $mas dinner, too stuffed to move.

Laura said...

Merry Merry to you as well! Love those pictures.

((Hugs)) Laura

Substance McGravitas said...

And a Happy Orb Year!

...and then the dog drags in a dead orb and you wish you'd never seen them.

Randal Graves said...

The shadow knows. What, I don't know.

M. Bouffant said...

A pleated pecker? And wooden?

Sincere wishes for a healthy & prosperous New Yr., sincerely ...

mikey said...

What a lovely little cottage.

One can only struggle to imagine the inhuman atrocities that have been committed in that charming abode...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Those Pileateds are big birds, A.K.

Yeah, those suckers are surprisingly large. Makes one wonder how impressive the ivory-billed woodpeckers must have been (I'm not optimistic about them still surviving).

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Oh, and Merry Christmas, old chum!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, B^4. I'm sorry I never got to see an Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

We should try to not commit mistakes like that again.
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zencomix said...

In my neighborhood, I see red headed woodpeckers, red bellied woodpeckers (which also has a red head, so the red headed woodpecker would be better named as the red hooded woodpecker), downy woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers,yellow bellied sapsuckers, and northern flickers. I've never seen the pileated woodpecker before, so thanks for that!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

ok...now i see your Pileateds!! cool!! (i took a video a while back too...of one just hammering away!! i love that reverb sound! and the noise they make as they descend the trees, on foot)

i LOVE the orb pic AND the shadow shot!! great!!

Happy & Merry New Year!