Woody and the Power Poles


Woody, the Downy Woodpecker, was making a lot of noise hammering away on a power pole.

Hammering in the shadowy side of the power pole.
Out of the shadows with an insulator blocking the view.
Watching the sunset from a different power pole.
ยกHasta la vista!

26 thoughts on “Woody and the Power Poles

  1. Hi, Tim. I really appreciate the images of your downy woodpecker. I have ladder backs up here and I can see they really are different. The other morning I had two males chasing each other around a tree trunk but they didn’t get into a real fight because they were too busy stopping to eat what they could get in the bark. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ah, Spring…

  2. That’s a good power pole for any kind of woodpecker – all-dried out, ready to splinter apart in a day of hurricane force winds, and full of bugs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is a lovely bird. Put some peanutbutter on a pole or tree and it wll attrack woodpeckers ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Very neat, Tim. AND, it turned out to be what I thought it would be, for once!
    I have never seen a woodpecker in real life.

    • That’s kind of sad you haven’t seen a woodpecker. They are really sassy birds. You would love them. Thanks, Resa.

      • I would like to see many birds, I’ve never seen. On the plus side, I’ve seen Blue Jays & Finches.

  5. I love hearing woodpeckers hammering away, reminds me how incredible their skull is to be able to do that. Your photos of this adventurous Downy are lovely, Timothy. I smiled at the one of him “watching the sunset.” Great post.

  6. Beautiful up close photographs of a wood pecker. These photos made me laugh though as my future brother-in-law is in a constant battle with one pecking on his house and barn.

    • Thanks, Geri. They don’t peck on the houses since most houses are stucco. They really like the power poles and they can sure make a lot of noise for bieng little birds.

      • Fortunately, the houses are stucco at your location. My poor future brother-in-law has an old wood siding home in Massachusetts. They are LOUD. Take care and more photos!

      • That would be loud and annoying. I hope he comes up with a good solution.

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