Animals / Birds Downy May 25, 2022 Timothy Price66 Comments A Downy Woodpecker was hammering on a power pole. Peekaboo! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Great photos, Tim! They are loud aren’t they?
For as small as they are they are really loud. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
Silly bird. Excellent shots, of course!
Hahaha! It is so shocking. Thanks, Dale.
Zippety Zap is where it’s at!
He’s a real head banger too. “Bang Your Head” is his favorite song and takes it quite literally.
I can just hear it now! 🙂
He also likes “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” by T-Rex. Remember that diddy?
I was looking for “bang” songs and well… Chitty Chitty Bang Bang doesn’t quite have the same heft 😉
AJR’s “Bang” is pretty good: https://youtu.be/4THFRpw68oQ
I almost shared that one!
Then there’s Loquillo (Woody Woodpecker) y los Trogloditas “A golpes de corazón” https://youtu.be/4GLHU-rJoh4
You could have beat me to it.
There’s also “Bang Bang” from a movie. I didn’t like that one.
There’s the Bang Bang from Kill Bill but it’s slow… I couldn’t imagine your Headbanger woodpecker getting into it with that one 😉
He likes it fast.
I should think!
You find the best stories through the lens of your camera, Tim. Great captures.
Oh No … timber! love watching them at your place Tim!💖😂
That would be something if that little pecker could fell a power pole. Now a beaver? That’s another story. Thanks, Cindy.
I know right? I used to stare at them when giving a massage at a clients house and i loved it. they really can cause havoc though. oh a beaver would be something else! 😂 pleasure!
When I lived in Florida, woodpeckers drilled away at the metal facia on the house. Alas, ’twas all in vain.
I’ll bet it was noisy. Thank, Liz.
It was noisy, all right. The darn things couldn’t seem to figure out it wasn’t wood.
Maybe that’s where bird brain came from.
What lucky shots, Timothy.
This is a great collection of photographs, Tim. I can hear a few woodpeckers in the neighbourhood but I never could spot one.
They can be hard to see if they are not on a bare branch or pole. Thanks, Herman.
Guck-Guck zurück 😅 Toll gesehen!
They are good looking little peckers. Thanks, einfachtilda.
you know I always thought they were bigger birds till one started on a neighbour’s tree…
Downy’s are really little peckers. About 1/3 the size of flickers, twice as noisy. ¡el tamaño no importa con esas pequeñas pollas!
Hide and seek….but we found him again 🙂
Hahaha! Thanks, Rudi.
Oh-oh…. lets hope it won’t bring it down!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Thanks, Marina. That would be a mighty little pecker.
Ha ha…. yes! 😉 🤣
Careful where you peck dear thing!
One would think. Thanks, Couriers.
Wonderful shots of mr/ms Woodpecker. I had a seasonal visiting red headed woodpecker who was partial to the aluminum telephone poles in Merritt. An early bird too, he woke up the whole island.
Crazy pecker. That’s why the Spanish call the Loquillo. Well, Woody Woodpecker is Loquillo anyway. Thanks, Holly.
Crazy woodpeckers! Loquillo 😊
♫ It’s the Woody Woodpeckers Song ♫ Can’t remember who made that? I might have been from an advertisement? Busy bird.
I don’t remember either. Thanks, Inchcock.
That is a wonderful set of photos, Tim! We get flickers and woodpeckers up here, mostly flickers that I see around the farm. I have read that flickers will sometimes bang on metal chimneys for the sound effects during mating season. I guess it helps attract mates.
We have flickers, downys and ladderbacks. Thanks, Lavinia.
Ah, the little squeakers of the Woodpecker family! Must be some bugs in that pole ha.
Whatever is in the power poles, those little peckers love banging their heads on them first thing in the morning. They feel a need to join in with the neighbor’s barnyard cacophony of morning sounds. Thanks, Brian.
He saw you ❤️
He did. Thanks, Meli.
Great photos Tim he maybe doing morse code, after all he is using the telegraph pole lol ..
Or just making an old use on an outdated use of the pole. Not much telegraphy on the poles these days. They are primarily power poles. Thanks, Sue.
Yes it was my bad joke lol
It was a good bad joke, Someone has to telegraph on old telegraph poles.
Neat! And how about those insulators on top of the pole. My sweet man has an amazing collection of insulators… I need to take a picture of them one day and share.
Laurie was mentioning how the insulators look steam punk. My did had a lot of insulators. There was a time they were like artwork.
Yet another creature I’ve never seen in real life. However, I saw a robin a few days ago. It was the first one I’ve seen in 10 years. Sigh… thank you for all the wonderful nature shots, Tim!
You are welcome, Resa. Nice that you got to see a Robin.
YES! I was thrilled!
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Oh wow, at first I thought he bit it but I am pretty sure I saw his little head in the last picture. I love woodpeckers, we don’t get them in our yard like we use too. Cool drama there Tim!
Wow… better keep an eye on that power pole! And the woodpecker!