Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekly Woodpeckers

After a couple of week's hiatus, the female Hairy Woodpecker has returned.
Her she's fighting off a Starling. 

Apparently our deer fence works well as a perch.

Who knew?

This is only the second time I've observed an Acorn Woodpecker using a hummingbird feeder... 

...not to perch...

...but to have a drink!

This though is generally where I see him. 

The Flickers remain faithful.
Both female...

...and male.

Again, the deer fence works as a perch!

Such a pretty bird.

But the thrill of the week was a Pileated Woodpecker fly in just long enough for me to snap off one photo.  Then he flew off long and low across the back yard - that was fun to observe. They are big birds!


cucki said...

Cute x

Barb said...

I hope the Hairy Woodpecker wins against the Starling!

Margaret said...

They're all wonderful! The pileated is amazing!

MaryO said...

Fantastic pics !!

Mary said...

I am always so thrilled to see a Pilated Woodpecker,great shots you got of the birds. Mary

Maggee said...

I have been seeing Acorn Woodpeckers on Hummingbird feeders on the Cornell webcams! (Plus that Magnificent one! ooh la la!) I have not seen many Pileateds of late, tho one pair just had three babies fledge yesterday in a nearby park. So there's still hope! Love all your woodpeckers!