Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Surprise Bird Visit

I'm enjoying watching the birds bring their young to the feeders this summer especially the bluebirds. The bluebirds are now coming on their own and I was elated to discover there are three instead of two like I originally thought.

They are inquisitive little things, this one is checking out the bird bath.

What do I do now?


"A-Splishing and A-Splashing"

I finally managed to capture all three on one photo.

Brown Thrasher

Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker

And the surprise bird.....
Red-Headed Woodpecker
I mentioned before that I've never had a Red-Headed Woodpecker at my feeders. Well, last week one morning my husband said there was a Red-Headed at the feeder earlier. I was pretty skeptical but he had taken a few pictures to prove it. I was a little upset that I had missed it but I set my camera up just in case he came back, and sure enough he did.
It's always exciting to see a new bird at the feeder, especially a rare one like this.

They are very skittish birds but he's been back everyday for over a week now. I'm hoping he stays!


  1. Fantastic pictures. Have to admit the red head is a lovely bird. The Bluebirds are so pretty little guys and those are some cute pictures.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Carolyn HostetlerJune 16, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    So skittish that I've not been able to get a snapshot yet. He rarely comes around, but I see him very year some time or other, but never stays.

    1. Carolyn, I'm very surprised he's stayed around. We see him every day. It must be the suet I put out. The birds love it!! If only I could keep the Bluejays away:(

  3. Hi Pearl, Great pictures... We have about 3 or more Red-heads here --and they all come to the feeders.. Gorgeous birds.

    Love seeing the baby Blues. Hope mine all make it. They should fledge sometime next week I think... I'll try to get pictures --but may not get too many because we are getting a new deck out there now --so there's alot of commotion going on!

    Have a great weekend.

  4. That is wonde4rful about the Red Headed woodpecker. I have never saw one here either. What a pretty bird Pearl.