A Tremendous Trio

There are three different kinds of woodpeckers that have been hanging about in my backyard this season.

The smallest is the Downy Woodpecker.  Though diminutive in size, this is quite a determined little bird.  He is not easily deterred from grabbing his fair share of the Bark Butter.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker also shows up on a daily basis.  This guy is a bit bossier than the Downy, which can probably be attributed to his bigger beak.

The third, though traditionally not a regular at my feeders, is this stunning Northern Flicker who has stuck around for about a month now.  I think he discovered the Bark Butter during our last snow and decided he liked it.

Come late spring, I’m hoping my handsome Red-headed Woodpecker will return …

…but for now, I’ll just keep enjoying this tremendous trio.

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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11 Responses to A Tremendous Trio

  1. jmcheney says:

    A wonderful gallery of colorful “peckerwoods,” as my Hall County, Georgia cuddin’ calls them. I have them all of these in my backyard too & also that lumberjackhammer, the pileated woodpecker who comes down from the mountain & makes a loud racket in our old trees. He was here earlier this afternoon. I hope your handsome red-head turns up right on time. Thank you again for the fabulous photos.

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh that northern flicker!

  3. pattyanneart says:

    All so beautiful!! 🐦😊❤️

  4. Leona Walker says:

    Enjoyed your post .very informative.thank you

  5. Some good looking woodpeckers!

  6. Emma Cownie says:

    These guys are stunning. Great photos.

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