Sunday, March 6, 2011

a gentle drum.....


Honey and I were awaken this morning by the gentle drumming sound of a happy little woodpecker.  Rushing to the window to see just where the sound was coming from, there he was way atop a wooden pole this pretty little woodpecker drumming away.:o)  Honey hurried to get dressed, grabbed  his camera and off he went.  Our pics were not the best so that lead to an online search for a perfect liking of our little Sunday morning visitor.   

What a beautiful red crown he had, even more than this one in the pic.  The males have red crowns while the female crowns are black.  These beautiful birds are quite common throughout the United States and Canada, but are much rarer in southern parts of California.   They use their stiff tail feathers to cling and balance on tree trunks and branches and are quite territorial.

This little sweetie went on drumming his territory for quite a while.  I sure hope he comes back for another visit soon.  I found him quite wonderful.:o) 

Happy week to each and everyone of you♥

Smiles♥

Beverly

15 comments:

Deanna said...

I can just imagine the lovely setting and how sweet the woodpecker looked. Many times I too have seen birds that were picture worthy...case in point, around Christmas time, San Antonio sees many red cardinals and I have yet to take a picture without it being blurry! One day I will have that snapshot just perfect! lol!

Deanna :D

Jeanne said...

How wonderful

Tracy said...

Sooo beautiful... that flash of red is glorious! I haven't seen or heard a woodpecker here in ages... Happy Week, Beverly :o) ((HUGS))

Becky K. said...

A spontaneous photo shoot is so much fun. Especially when the subject is so captivating. I love to hear woodpeckers in our many trees. They sound so industrious!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a beautiful bird!!! Wishing you a happy week..m...

Marilyn said...

It is a real joy to see the beauty of birds. I often sit here at my desk and gaze out the window to a wide array of birds. We do sometime have the drumming of woodpeckers too. What a lovely visitation.

YayaOrchid said...

What a wonderful and cheerful way to start off the week with such a pretty bird. Stopped to say hello and wishing you a wonderful week ahead full of blessings!

Sharon said...

Love all the birds, but woodpeckers have always interested me as they so reflect the amazing creative hand of God! How can they peck like that and not get a headache?! HA! We don't see woodpeckers in the tropics much at all. Glad you had the joy.

Pauline said...

That's so sweet :o) The most 'exotic' birds that I've seen around these parts were robins. Actually I saw one on the ground just outside my flat by some shrubbery. It was so shy so it hopped out of sight, waiting for me to leave. I had never seen one before so I stayed put. It flew away before I could take a photo of it. The Lord's certainly made some beautiful creatures :o)

Blessings dear friend.

Wild Rose said...

His visit must be a sign of spring. I am longing to see birds around our garden.

Have a lovely weekend Beverly.

Marie x

Hélène Glehen @ Art Glehen : The Painted rose Studio said...

It is unusual to see a woodpecker in town. How lucky you are !
Sometimes, they fly into the garden but they do not stay. They prefer the close forest.
I know how it is difficult to take a photo of birds. In winter, I always try to take a pic of them but they are very wild and they fly away when I go close to the windows.
It is so interesting to watch birds and to listen to their songs.

Have a nice weekend dear Beverly.

Anne said...

This woodpecker is very smart. In France, they are rather yellow, green and red, and it is very unusual to see them. You are lucky to have seen one and to take this beautiful picture. Thank you very much to share it. Enjoy a very happy weekend!
Anne

Judy Hartman said...

What a smart little fellow! We once had one that rat-atat-tatted on our metal chimney cap at 6:00 every morning! Not so wonderful!! But I'm glad you've enjoyed your little guy. It is such a joy to hear the birds chirping after a long New England winter!!
Beverly, thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Hope you are well.
Big hugs,
Judy

Ki said...

Beautiful pic of woody you found. My 20 yr old used to love bird watching and especially wood peckers. I also love to wake in the morning and hear them singing. When I was younger my mom used to use birds as a way of teaching me not to worry..she'd say see how the birds are always singing..they sing because they are happy, they don't know day to day if they'll find food for their babies but they carry on about their day singing anyway no worries:) I know that sounds silly, but I love it:) Have a great week.

Christina said...

oh how this warms my heart.
xoxo