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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mrs. Woodpecker

Mrs. Woodpecker in my backyard 11-27-11
Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head
and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts .
Coleman Cox

55 comments:

  1. What a great shot! I love the quote too!

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  2. Mari ~ that's my motto for the month of December! ha.

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  3. Nah, too much white. Although it is an idea if I ever want to start... ummm... pecking around your house.

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  4. Is that a riverbirch tree. Looks like the one in my front yard. Beautiful photo. Nothing but rain here for three days no photo taking for me. Plenty to do inside.
    QMM

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  5. Silver ~ You and Mr. Neighbor Man! ha.

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  6. We can all perch on the branches like Tiger.

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  7. You KNOW I'll have my camera ready for that! ha.

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  8. he kind looks like he is laying down on the job right now...smiles.

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  9. A pretty photo, Mr. Woodpecker is having a good time.

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  10. Betsy, that's actually Mrs. Woodpecker. What you have there is a female Downy Woodpecker; gthe males have a red patch on the head while females are just black & white. Nice shot, though!

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  11. Roy ~ yes, you are absolutely right! Thanks for the correction. Leave it to you! :) I'll correct the post....

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  12. hahaha getting your sexes mixed up
    Quite the little hiccup
    And you are going to peck away?
    Oh the things you say
    But I know what you mean
    Keepig things ever so clean
    I can't make fun of that
    Soothes the ocd of Pat..hahaha
    Great shot too
    The cat looked and was drooling, it's true

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  13. Pat ~ Orlin drooling at the bird.
    He and Tiger would be friends for sure
    Until they fought over dinner
    and there could only be one winner!
    lol....

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  14. I love this Betsy look beautiful, I love birds here sometimes I see someones so special (here is so antique with big trees)Love yours:)

    Silver?? what is this avatar!oh boy:)

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  15. @Gloria: Just another version of "me."

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  16. Gloria ~ ooh..nice big old trees..sounds lovely! I bet you have some wonderful birds down there!

    oboy? ...haha..you sound just like Silver!

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  17. nope:) you are not this didn't Betsy?
    Of Cary Grant to ....lol

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  18. Yes Betsy trees about 300 years in the park(lol) we have to be carefully in winter:)

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  19. Gloria ~ sounds lovely...you need to take some photos!

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  20. I will Betsy:) The Araucarias are famous for be so antiques are typical from here in some places:)

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  21. Great shot and quote !
    I've noticed we are having more Woodpeckers visit than usual, several different species....
    ~Jo

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  22. Maybe they'd each take half
    Either way Mr. Bird sure wouldn't laugh..haha

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  23. pat

    oh dear,..well, don't tell Orlin there's a Mrs. Bird, too! ha. She's albino...all white meat! lol.... kidding, just kidding everyone. I love my parakeets.

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  24. Really great photo, you must have a really good camera.

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  25. It's a beautiful shot of a fantastic bird!! Awwwww it's a stunning bird, truly! And the words are so true too! Take care
    x

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  26. alan ~ I know! can you imagine!

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  27. Mike ~ it was taken through the window as I sat at my desk. But I confess that I took 12 and only one turned out. She wouldn't hold still! ha.

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  28. Great pic and that quote is perfect!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  29. Betsy How you know is a MRS. woodpecker?:)I think was a he:)

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  30. Gloria ~ the male would have a red patch on his head. :)

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  31. wow ! you are so smart! dear so I have males here I saw the other day are beauty:)

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  32. Hello, Please allow me to introduce myself...I am Grace.

    Thank you for posting your blog for the world to read; it is very encouraging.

    One of the cousins in our extended family is autistic and for over two decades now I have watched in wonder at the struggles associated with just ONE special needs child.

    The Lord Must Have Brought You, Your Spouse & Your whole family through an amazing faith journey.

    You are such an inspiration.

    Love the woodpecker photo and the quote you selected is just perfect...it fits. The Woodpecker is pretty much single-minded in his pursuit of the prize. (I suspect that there is a scriptural application there somewhere)

    Keep on Posting!

    In Him,
    Grace

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  33. Aw, Grace..thank you so much for that. I really needed to hear that! You've made my day! :)

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  34. Betsy woohoo...you responded so quickly.
    Glad to make your acquaintance.

    I am a high school teacher who is home sick today with the respiratory ICK. Believe or not,YOU just made MY day too. lol.

    May God hold you in the palm of his hand...lift you, cover you, and carry you through all that must be done. AMEN!

    In Him,
    GRACE

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  35. thanks, Grace...please come back and comment any time. :)

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  36. What a great shot...you have such an eye for beauty..and in your back yard too. Using your head, good advice....following through till the jobs done....words to live by.

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  37. You got a nice, up-close picture. How'd you manage that? Ours can only be gotten like that on the feeders.

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  38. Kayren ~ I was sitting at my desk...just zoomed in on his and got lucky! ha.

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