Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today....


As you all know, Ozabella and I
are bird watchers.

Today I am going to share some
pictures of one of our favorite 
friends....
Woody....
yep, you got it....
Woody the Woodpecker.

This is a Pileated Woodpecker.


The Pileated Woodpecker is a very large 
woodpecker with a long neck
 and a triangular crest that 
sweeps off the back of the head.  


The bill is long and chisel-like,
 about the length of the head.


They don't even mind sharing....


In flight, the wings are broad and 
the bird can seem crowlike.
  

Here's a close up for you....
I didn't know they were white under 
the wings....


Later -- Remington --
bird watching is AWESOME!
-- out!

31 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great shots woo two got!!!

Those WP's are tough to flashie beastie!

Happy Watching!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Madi and Mom said...

Remington give Beth 2 high fives
Mom is a bird fanatic and oh word she has never seen a Pileated Woodpecker in person. Dad saw one years ago when he went out for the paper but WOWOWOWOWOOWOW these are wonderful
The one in flight needs to be in a magazine!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this with us.
Lots of hugs to you and the kitty sibs and of course Beth and Mike
Madi your BFFF and Mom

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Wow - we have never seen one of those before - and look at the splash of red - isn't it just beautiful. How lucky are you to be able to watch those!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Yes it is ... LOVE when birds sings too. For sure it was mesmerizing watching that woodpecker. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

What Remains Now said...

Very cool photos! No wonder you both love to watch the birds.

Sandra said...

awesome under wing shot.. i have not seen that before. a couple years ago we were sitting at a table resting from hiking at Emerson Point, we heard tap tap tap and about 20 feet from us was not one but FIVE of these guys on one tree, pecking away... what a sight.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Fabulous bird pics! We have great downy woodpeckers occasionally at our feeder.

Woofs,
Tommy

Molly The Wally said...

Great bird watching Remington. We love your garden with all your furry and feathered friends. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Marilyn said...

I like the open wing picture a lot. Perfect timing, I think! Snow here today-you'd be happy, but not me as I must drive to school on slick roads.♥♫

Sam said...

How pretty!

Sam

JC said...

What great bird tv you two have !!!
(I'm leaving in a bit but wanted to check in on your before I did)

Val said...

What an awesome set of shots. Thanks for sharing.

GOOSE said...

What an amazing bird and those are some incredible shots you got.
Blessings,
Goose

harrispen said...

My mom loves those birds. We have one that occasionally visits our yard and mom and dad hope it will nest here one day.

Millie

Grady and Leonardo said...

Awsome, awesome, awesome!
We have some wood peckers that come to our bird feeders, but nothing like this.

You are an awesome bird watcher and Beth is an marvelous photographer.

Have a Super Newfie Day.
love
Leo, Grady and Mom

The Furries of Whisppy said...

You guys have such interesting wildlife. We love your Wildlife TV!

Marg said...

We actually have seen some of these pilated wood peckers.They are huge and gorgeous. Those are some mighty good pictures. They are amazing birds. Hi Rem, good to see you too.

Anonymous said...

Great photos Rem! We like to watch the birds and feed them too -- my favorites are the flickers. It is snowing here in Colorado.

Have a fun fun day!!
Chey

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love birds too. Why do woodpeckers peck?
Benny & Lily

Jacqueline said...

Wow, those are some great photos!...Have fun bird watching, darling friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Patrice and Higgins said...

How pawesome!! Such a beautiful woodpecker!!

~Higgins

The Army of Four said...

WOW! Those are great shots, Remington!
Play bows,
Zim

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

GRRRREAT Bird Watching fur SURE...

da tabbies o trout towne said...

BURD WATCHIN !!!

BURD WATCHIN ?????

OH NOE....SAY IT IZ KNOT SEW REMINGTON N OZA....

KNOT

BURD

WATCHIN

THATZ LIKE WATCHIN A HORROR MEWVIE LIKE IN REEL LIFE

BURD WATCHIN !!!!

Jazzi said...

Thats cool Remington. My mom says she once saw a woodpecker in action and she loved watching him peck.

wags
Jazzi and Addi

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We bet we know who is the more avid bird watcher of the two of you, lol.
Wow, those woodpecker pictures are amazing!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, I have never seen one in flight before. I didn't know they were white under the wings either.

Kathy said...

Pawsome and Awesome photos of the Pileated Woodpecker in your yard!
I have only seen it twice and never saw the beautiful white inner feathers on its wings!
Great Bird Watching, Rem & Ozzie! :)
Hugs,
Kathy & Molly

Sagira said...

You have some of the coolest friends.

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Bird watching? I like bird CHASING!

Lovable Lily said...

Loved seeing your Pileated WP. We have a family of them living at our house in NY. Well, not living IN the house, but rather in the woods. Mommy loves taking their pictures. They are so prehistoric looking.

Good job!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin