Saturday, February 16, 2013

Farm Visitor - The Hairy Woodpecker

We had a visitor to the Farm.
A little feathered visitor.
The publicist saw him (her?) when see was getting the Farm cats their breakfast.

She looked out the kitchen window and saw him on the felled bull pine tree.

A hairy woodpecker!

She is sorry the photos are blurry - he was a little bit far away.

He spent a lot of time pecking at the tree looking for tasty bugs to eat.
Not that I think bugs are tasty but he sure does.

She likes woodpeckers. We have a number of different woodpeckers that visit our yard.
In fact a flicker also visited the tree with the hairy woodpecker but he was gone before the publicist had the lens cap off of her camera. The flicker is here almost every day. He pecks on the shed a LOT.

This little hairy guy also jumped down into the sawdust the male person made when he cut up the tree into chunks.

I am sure he found more yummy bugs there too.
The publicist is glad that eats bugs.
She does not like bugs.

Maybe some day she will get a photo of that flicker or even the pileated woodpecker that visits in the summertime.


  1. I LOVE bugs! They are very tasty - and full of protein! That hairy woodpecker is no dummy!

  2. We didn't know woodpeckers could be hairy! Mommy told us they have feathers. Bad Mommy!

  3. That is a great looking woodpecker.What fun that he likes that log. Have a great day.

  4. looks like a female (no red area on the head). :)

  5. Weeeeellll...some bugs can be tasty...just sayin'!

  6. We see a lot of woodpeckers here too. My human is always taking their pictures too. At least it gives me a break from the camera flash.

  7. i have woodpeckers here too. they sure are noisy!

  8. Good pictures of the nervous pileated are quite a coup. Hope you get some.

  9. We saw a woodpecker the other day too but we don't think he was hairy. We didn't realize there was water so close to your farm. It must be very pretty there!

  10. Maybe someday the farm cats will EAT that hairy woodpecker?

  11. I didn't know woodpeckers had HAIR!!!
    I wonder if they can wear braids.
    ; ) Katie

  12. Oh, I like woodpeckers! We put out suet for ours and then we get a whole LOT of them! I think we had 6 one day--can you imagine?

    Grace and I were watching the birdies all coming to the pond for a drink yesterday and we saw a cedar waxwing in the crowd. Boy, she was pretty!

  13. Shouldn't they be south for the winter or something? The bugs too!


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