Friday, December 28, 2007

Fun With Woodpeckers

The wind was so hard this morning that all the birds had problems flying. At times, the woodpeckers looked like white fluffy blurs.

This female had hopped to this portion of the branch. I had her framed and focused when suddenly she slipped out of sight. She actually hit a patch of ice and slid off the branch. I managed to catch her as she went down.

She quickly recovered and perched here to compose herself. She reminded me of a cat that has fallen and looks all bewildered.

The body stayed still. The head moved so quickly that it was blurry.

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  1. These are very nice photos of a Downey couple. I like them and also your story of them slipping and sliding and the wind blowing the feathers.

    That's about all we have here at the moment. I guess the rest headed south somewhere.

  2. Really enjoyed this post, nice photos and story.

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  3. its a very pretty bird, your pictures look so close.


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