Thursday, July 18, 2013

Belly On Up!

 
 
As so many of you do,
I enjoy feeding the birds.
Notice, I said "the birds."
Normally,
I refer to them as
"my birds."
 
I bet you do too! :)
 
 
This Red Bellied Woodpecker is a frequent visitor.
 
 
 
 
I was so happy with this shot
as he's usually perched like this:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He'll eat like this for the longest time.
I get a stiff neck just watching him!


28 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Their acrobatics are really amazing!

Bee Lady said...

I love feeding the birds. I'd get a stiff neck too.

Do you have any of the tube finch feeders? Get the one with the little holes UNDER the perches. It attracts goldfinch, which eat upside down! Hence, the holes under the perches!

Cindy Bee

Bonnie said...

Jill, I have a woodpecker who perches exactly the same. He also likes to let me know he has come in for a visit. So funny!

Blackberry Lane said...

Oh good grief! I am suffering with a stiff neck this a.m.!!!!! Great pics.

Buttons said...

I can see why you call them "My birds" they look like they are home alright. Great shots. B

Lynne said...

Great photo Jill. Amazing clarity with that new camera. Don't you love it! Love seeing the actual seed in the mouth before the gulp!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL How can he maintain that position! We have a crazy Cooper's Hawk in our backyard. He screams al the time! I think he keeps missing his prey, so I want to feed him or something.

Jackie said...

You have so many interesting bird Jill. I love the way this one hangs on the side to eat :)

TexWisGirl said...

they're expensive, but i love 'em, too!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great shots! I would call them my birds too. Looks like they have a great home. :-)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

hi Jill! Is it odd to see me modeling my thrifty deals? When we went to each other before I wasn't doing that, huh? Oh well, THANK YOU for loving the shoes. They are a size too big for me but I don't care. I have to tape the back of the left one to keep it from slipping on and off as I step. The right one is fine (but that foot is bigger anyway). LOL

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Oh yes, and very cool bird pics. Great!

Terri said...

Great shots! I'd be tired stretching around like that for a meal.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

LOL Girly Jill


Your birds alright. Claim it girl.

I enjoy your bird takes as well as your flowers.

Thank you.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Hello mr. Flexible!

Paula said...

Amazing pics and what a limber bird!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I truly love woodpeckers. Always have! I haven't seen a red-bellied woodpecker very often around here though. Lovely!

Madi and Mom said...

Yes indeedy we do have our own birds too and we are quite sure our food is the best on the block. The hummers are sipping like crazy this year too.
Your red belled Woodpecker is also a contortionist!
Hugs madi your BFFF and Mom

CDH said...

Cute little wood pecker! Love that bird feeder. My little birds ambush the feeders so they spill all over the ground! I guess that way every one gets some! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Sweet photos. They are such characters!

Rae said...

Great photo. I enjoy watching the birds at my feeders too.

Ellie said...

Oh that does look uncomfortable - I hope he managed to get his fill :))

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Saun said...

They practically stand on their heads . Love your feeder!

Chatty Crone said...

What kind of camera do you have - your photos are beautiful! sandie

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, These are great shots of this little bird filling his little belly.

I think he is precious.

Your photography is great.
Blessings dearest and I hope all is well. Catherine xo

Paula said...

Needing a massage perhaps?

Eva Ason said...

What a funny bird, it's gorgeous though :)