Wide Eyed Woodpecker

I’m not staring, you’re staring.

We have lots of Acorn Woodpeckers in our neighboring old oak trees.

This one is enjoying some me time while thinking deep thoughts.

36 Comments

    1. Sandra

      I’m happy you like these Bro! Their eyes crack me up so wide and alert! Nervous little things. I guess these days are getting to all of us. Stay safe and healthy Mark!

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    1. Sandra

      Your bird feeder is a lively place, Chris. Bears, chipmunks, birds, turkeys. Makes me picture the water cooler at work with all the fun characters hanging around visiting. 🙂 have a great night!

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      1. Sandra

        I know you’re right Pete. That’s a good way to think of it, respectfully. It should not be underestimated or minimized. I hope we can come together and agree on that quickly over here and I hope it loses momentum out your way too. Take care!

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    1. Sandra

      Thank you Ellen! I’m happy to share these with you. They are colorful and loud! They store acorns in the holes they drill into trees. They store them tightly so that other critters can’t steal them. 🙂

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  1. LAMarcom

    Way back in the earliest days of my misspent youth living in Winnsboro Texas with my grandparents, I managed to capture a red headed woodpecker. Tried to domesticate him.
    He was having none of it.
    So I decided to give him back his freedom.
    But I made a fatal (for him) calculation:
    I set him free in sight of my dog, Spot (Yeah, I actually had a dog named ‘Spot.’–I am very simple-minded)
    Before the bird could finish taxi-ing off the runway and take flight, Spot grabbed him and…
    too graphic.
    Suffice to say,
    I suffered a lot of remorse for not thinking through the liberation of the red-headed woodpecker.
    I will burn in Hell for that transgression.
    On top of all the other transgressions which have been performed by me since.
    Wonderful photo Sandra.
    “I’ll be back.’
    To see more.
    Cheers,
    Lance

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    1. Sandra

      Lance! I have missed your stories. You are an original. Thank you for visiting my place and sharing this colorful memory with me. As for burning in hell, I am pretty sure the entertainment is better down there anyway. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. 😉

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  2. cindy knoke

    Such a hard bird for me to capture. Your photos are awesome. We have so many of these acorn woodpeckers at The Holler. But they remain content in the oak trees, and always slightly out of zoom.
    Smart birds.
    You are a smart photographer.

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