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Monday, November 16, 2009

Black Backed Woodpecker

We went for a ride today, its very cool and crisp, real fall weather you might say.
And as usual I turn the car towards the cemetery for our weekly visit with Mom and Dad before the big snows start and we can no longer go in there safely.

Today as we approached my Grandmother's monument in one of the pine trees nearby I saw this beautiful woodpecker, its a Black Backed Woodpecker,he had a splash of yellow on his head, he didn't care that we were parked there watching him going to town making a hole for what ever it is he wanted.
I have never seen a woodpecker up close like that and I thought I would share with you.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

I have never seen one like that but we have the red-headed. We have one that likes to peck on our vent pipe on the roof during warm days. It is a real pest.
Thanks for sharing.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh Diane, I wish I could capture one like that! I don't often see woodpeckers. He's a handsome one!
Brenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, what a great shot! I love woodpeckers, and there are some on the endangered list from what I've heard. He seems to be a busy little fellow and so cute!

Thanks for visiting me today! I appreciate the kind words and have enjoyed your blog in return.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful picture, Diane. I have never seen one with yellow on it.

BetteJo said...

I've seen woodpeckers - but not this kind. Love that splash of color on his head - very jaunty!

PEA said...

I've never seen a Black Backed Woodpecker before, how neat! We only ever get the Downy Woodpecker and they usually stick around all summer long. We have so many pictures of them! lol You really got a terrific shot of this one. xoxo

SmilingSally said...

How nice of you to share this photo, Diane. He's a beauty. I hope you have a great day.

Thanks for the information about the Elm tree in your backyard. I'm not sure that I want a tree that big in my small front yard; I'm still thinking Palm tree.

Janean said...

how sweet that he posed for you!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow what a great picture and post.
You have a way with words.
Glad you had a good fall day out. They are priceless especially when you can share them.
Maggie