Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cardinal Woodpecker

This is my first post in ages on Eileen's Saturday Critters. Sitting at my desk on Friday I heard a woodpecker, well, pecking at some wood somewhere nearby.

I grabbed my camera next to my desk and dashed outside. I followed the sound to a branch protruding from a huge tree in Ronnie's garden. I stood at the fence outside their yard and took several  dozen photos of this industrious little bird working hard at making her nest.

When I downloaded the photos I had to delete about 90% and finally saved a few to show here.

Cardinal Woodpecker (Female)

It's Sunday morning here in the Southern Hemisphere. My internet played up something awful yesterday, so I hope I'm still in time to link to Saturday Critters, (here) here



  1. What an absolute charmer. And how I love digital cameras which allow us to see which photos are worth keeping and which are not. A far cry from the cameras I grew up with.

  2. Hello, Jo! It is so nice to see your post. I love the woodpecker and photos.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead. PS, thank you for the visit and comment.

  3. it linked fine. it always amazes me that these small birds can make such a loud racket pecking with those beaks, they must be really hard beaks.

  4. That happens to me all the time. I take a ton of pictures only to get a few that are any good. What fun to spot this guy.

  5. Lucky you, we used to see woodpeckers here quite often but have not seen one now for several months. Hope you are well, Diane

  6. You were quick on your feet and the finger to capture this beauty. Well done, Jo.

  7. Birds are difficult to photograph most of the time.

  8. Nice to see your photographs.

    All the best Jan


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