All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Downy Woodpecker
In my opinion, some of the most beautiful birds are woodpeckers. On my life list I have been fortunate enough to have added several species, unfortunately I have not been able to photograph most of them. 
Woodpeckers I have added to my life list are... Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker red and yellow-shafted, Red-naped Sapsucker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker and most recently I saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker during our trip to Europe. Of all of these I have only been able to photograph, Downy Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers. I am setting a goal of spotting several more species in 2011 and adding many more Woodpecker photos to my library. 
Here are some of the pictures I do have.
Female Downy Woodpecker
Male Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) male

Red-shafted Flicker; not a great picture but it does show the field marks.


Jonna said...

Really nice-the photos look professional to me. My mom loves birds; I'm going to tell her about your blog

john said...

Wonderful Downy Woodpecker photos. Much better than any that I have. This may be bad form, but I have 37 woodpecker species on my life list, including a Great Spotted Woodpecker here in AK. I lack the Red-headed and Red-bellied.