March 8, 2008

The Elusive Woodpecker

We've had a light snow shower today, so there has been a lot of activity at the birdfeeders. Our resident woodpecker has been quite elusive since we discovered his visits a couple of weeks ago. We noticed that he has been paying particular attention to the gazebo wood on the opposite side of our solarium window. So my husband decided to outwit the fellow and turn the feeder around on the post. The clever ploy worked! I was able to snap one picture of the yellow-bellied sapsucker before he spotted me through the glass and flew off.

yellow-bellied sapsucker at the gazebo feeder


  1. It seems they just Know that you want to take a pic...great way to trick him!lol hugs

  2. Yes, they have that knack! LOL!

  3. I have one of these little guys at my feeder....He's been here for almost 4 years now...I love him...I've named him Ben. I have never been able to get a picture of him!!!! I actually have several of these now as Ben has gone from a bachelor to a full fledged family man....right before our's been wonderful.


  4. It is so difficult to get a picture of them. They can sense when you are sneaking up on them!

    That's wonderful that Ben now has a family, LOL.


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