Category Archives: Red Bellied Woodpecker

First Shots From The Brickhouse Bird Blind

Although I didn’t get to spend much time in my new backyard bird blind, I did get to spend a little and I enjoyed it.  I was just a little too close to the feeder, but I love the detail in the shots. First up is the Red Bellied Woodpecker.  I’m pretty sure there is […]

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Red Bellied Woodpecker Enjoy A Morning Nut

When I wasn’t taking pictures or videos of the Purple Martins this morning, I would turn my attention to the bird feeder.  We have a pair (at least) of Red Bellied Woodpeckers who visit the feeder several times a day.  If they don’t have their favorite food in the feeder, they’ve taken it upon themselves […]

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Red Bellied Woodpecker Proudly Displaying Nut

As I’m typing on this blog post I’m realizing how well trained I am for the birds in my backyard.  Early in the morning and late in the afternoon, I’ll hear the distinctive call of the Red Bellied Woodpecker and run out to the bird feeder and make sure they have some seeds and nuts. […]

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A Day With The New Wingscapes Birdcam

I thought I would offer up a mini-review of my new Wingscapes Birdcam.  I’ve only spent a day and a half with it, and it does take some thought process on where to place the Birdcam for the optimum pictures and video. I’ll also say this.  The bigger SD card you can get, the better.  […]

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Red Bellied Woodpecker Joins The Flock Of Goldfinches

Today was an awesome day for the backyard birds!  We had the usual American Goldfinches all over the place, a Red Bellied Woodpecker, and our first Eastern Bluebird couple (more on that in a later post). It was a little foggy this morning, but good enough to bring out my one man chair blind to […]

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Brazos Bend State Park Birds In January

Leecy and I woke at 4:30 am yesterday to head over to Brazos Bend State Park.  I was very excited to go, as it was the first time I would really have a chance to use my Canon 300 f2.8 lens. We arrived at the park at 7:00 am, but it wasn’t quite open yet, […]

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Birds And Butterflies Update

I apologize for not providing any pictures or updates as of late.  I’ll try and take and post new pictures tomorrow. Despite the lack of pictures, I can give everyone a verbal update. The Purple Martin babies (the original 5) all seemed to have fledged now.  There are probably 20 Martins flying around every night.  […]

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Red Bellied Woodpecker Comes To Visit

This guy has been around quite a bit lately. Watching this bird is actually kind of funny.  It will first peek its head over the fence.  If it feels safe enough, it will then grab on to the side of the bird feeder.  Then if it’s really safe, it will actually jump into the bird […]

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Gone Fishin'

Well not really, but I realize I haven’t posted much this week.  I’ve been getting home a little later than normal, then we’ve actually had some rain (yea!) a few nights as well. I’m going to try the early morning Saturday ritual and get some pictures. It’s supposed to be really hot and humid tomorrow […]

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Bird Fight

The Mourning Doves are generally peaceful birds.  The Woodpecker never is.  He always tries to scare the other birds off when he is feeding. In the end, nobody won, as all of their flapping (Doves) and squawking (Woodpecker) scared everyone off the feeder. Here’s the Woodpecker squawking just a little louder.

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Whatcha Lookin At Willis?

As if there aren’t enough critters in the backyard, these two guys came over to have dinner tonight.  It’s kinda funny, every day around 5:00pm, like clockwork, the doves (and an occasional woodpecker) start sitting on the fence looking for dinner from the bird feeders. Sorry, I kinda messed up on the crop of this […]

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