Saturday, January 25, 2014

At My Bird Feeder: A Delightful Surprise


Gazing out my kitchen window,
a frequent practice of mine,
I was greeted with
this eye-catching woodpecker.
I was ready to record its name as a red-headed woodpecker,
but I checked online and found
that it's a red-bellied woodpecker.
Since I couldn't see the entire belly,
again I googled it.  
The woodpecker sports a pinkish tinge of color on 
its belly, both genders have it.
At any rate, I was thrilled to see him!
I hope he makes frequent visits. 

I've joined Grow Your Blog
for the first time
in hopes of increasing my readership.
Spread the word, 
if you wish,
I certainly would appreciate it. 
Also I am considering giving away
a framed print of one of my photographs.
I will sort through them this weekend 
and publish the choices on Monday's post.


and here's my small stone for today...

surprising vista, 
swelling appreciation

for his striking look!

15 comments:

  1. Oh what a treat! I'd love to have one of these at my feeders!

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  2. What a colorful bird! Now I want to put out a bird feeder.

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  3. Indeed eye catching! What a beauty!
    Have a nice weekend

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  4. Yep-- we have those woodpeckers here in Florida... I misidentified them the same way you did at first! Very nice pictures (and how lucky t have them right outside your window!)

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  5. hi there, i'm Beth from "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" & a "Grow Your Blog" party volunteer, i'm helping Vicki out by visiting several of the blogs from the link up. so many folks to see & we volunteers are all working together to check you guys out. i want to welcome to the party!!! i sure hope you are having a great day. be sure to go check out some great blogs. there are so many to see. ( :

    hey there, i was wondering if i would know any one on my list of the folks i was having to stop by & visit to help Vicki out. hope you are well & enjoying the Grow Your Blog get together. so lovely that you got your post up - i was worried the 1st time i stopped by this AM. have a great weekend. big big hugs.

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  6. Great photos of amazing bird. Hi, I'm hopping around the GYB party and landed on your blog. I will follow to enjoy your writing and photos. Please visit me at wirednan.blogspot.ca

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  7. The red really stands out on the woodpecker's head!

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  8. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  9. that has to be one of the prettiest woodpeckers I have EVER seen!

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  10. Hi, Norma!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. We have lots of woodpeckers in our yard, but I have not seen one so sweet and fluffy looking.

    Terry

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  11. What a wonderful surprise. It's a beauty.

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  12. Nice to meet you. This hop has been great. Thanks for sharing, Happy hopping!

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  13. Poppin' in along the blog party route. What a lovely bird shot! Have a terrific day.
    Aloha

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