Monday, 15 November 2010

Thunder Birds

If you've clicked on Soggibottom and expected to see Tracy Island, sorry they aren't the Thunder birds that have been seen in the tree's at the front of the cottage.

As interesting as Thunder birds and Tracy Island might have been to me at one time, I now find this bird much more interesting. This is a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

We don't have one that visits we have two. Our camera isn't that good at taking longer shots.
Woodpeckers are said to be more active before a storm why they are also known as Thunder birds.
These two are frightened easily so we keep our distance and mostly admire them from the cottage window.

For a change, it's a clear, crisp, cold, blue sky day here.
Not a storm in sight yet they are both outside of the tree's.
You will have to take my word for it that they are there.

Two legs, Paws and Claws, everyone needs good thoughts.
My thought of today, we need more bird seed.


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful bird. Our woodpecker likes the sides of our house, so we have to chase him away.


Anonymous said...

I remember hearing then seeing this type of woodpecker in our wood. I had been looking for a green thing then got the book out. :-) There were also tree creepers in that part of the wood and red starts flying past.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

What a beautiful bird! We had a
different type of woodpecker in
one of our trees, in TX, when
we were last down there. I was
over on Facebook last night and
saw where you had trouble on PP,
just e-mail me and I will help
all I can! Have a great week!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Myra said...

I've never heard of a woodpecker called that before, nor did I know that they are more active just before a storm! Thanks for that tidbit! 8-)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We haven't seen a woodpecker here but we did have them when we lived in Connecticut. They used to drive the dogs crazy with the sound. The Thunder bird is very beautiful.

Dolores said...

I never knew that about woodpeckers. They are pretty.

Sue Doran said...

I hadn't heard that about woodpeckers before either - fascinating stuff! I have one that visits my nut feeder every day; he fights anything else (including a squirrel) that tries to get any when he's there. He's so pretty I forgive him and the other birds just hang around waiting for him to clear orf again.

Deborah said...

I love the bird shots!
Have a good week!

Lisa said...

Cool! Hope you and the birds have a great week!
Hugs, Lisa

Shelley said...

Absolutely gorgeous bird!!!

Caroline B said...

I didn't know that about the woodpecker - we have a few but they are pretty ellusive. I see flocks of the green ones around and about though.

Faye Henry said...

Hi Midge... When I look out of our family room window I sometimes see the same kind of woodpecker.. There are two but only one has the red... I think they are the same.. Next time I will try to take a pic and see..
Have a great week...
Hugs ...

Joanna said...

How lucky you are to see woodpeckers. I get excited when a male cardinal lands in the trees outside my window:).

Prim n Raggedy said...

Beautiful photos as always Midge! Been too busy to catch up in a while, so just read through your post on your gorgeous wreath...I LOVE it...well done!
Carole xx

jane said...

I must be the only 30+ person in Australia who has never seen that show.
But I love your bird. Isn't he beautiful!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Little Woody the Wood Pecker
he is so cute,
and he needs more seeds?
If I could,
I would,
yes I would
send you a barrel of seeds.
Maybe it could float
in the mighty seas
or maybe a big bird
could fly it over
if I could
I would.
Woody is so pretty
and you capture such magic.
thank you for sharing your world
with us
ps a mighty beautiful bear, he might be sad to leave your home

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

What an amazing photograph! I have never seen a woodpecker all those colours!