Animals / Birds / Cottonwoods / Poetry Stuck May 1, 2023 Timothy Price43 Comments Female Ladder-backed Woodpecker Ladder-back’s beak stuckHate it when that happensWhat is one to do? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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It has never occurred to me that a woodpecker might get his or her beak stuck in the wood!
It hadn’t occurred to me eiather until I was processing the photo. Thanks, Liz.
You’re welcome, Tim. This isn’t a common woodpecker experience, then?
No. I don’t see Ladder-backed Woodpeckers often either.
Great behavior photo. Striking contrast.
Thanks, Brad. I don’t see these woodpeckers as much as the hairy and downy ones. I should start seeing the flickers pretty soon.
We have Northern Flickers nearly all year. All are fun to watch.
They certainly are.
Beautiful photo, Timothy. I feel better believing it’s creative writing not a bird in a predicament, although I am sure it happens. 😞
Creat writing. I don’t think they get their beaks stuck. Thanks, Michele.
Hope it got away but lovely pic.
She did. Thanks, Shey.
good to know.
She wasn’t really stuck. She was sassing around all over Resa’a Tree. Thanks, Janet.
Oh that must be painful
Not really. She wasn’t stuck at all. Thanks, abvr.
You are welcome Timothy
That is a beautiful composition, Tim. I like that bright blue sky background, greys, greens and the bird’s coloration.
That sap can be quite sticky 😉
It does look like it’s stuck! Wouldn’t that be something were it to happen for real?
Beautiful shot and fun Timku.
We had a woodpecker visit us once. It definitely enjoyed its work! Nice capture, Tim. This one is a tad more colorful than our visitor.
It she were a he, his head would be red on top. Thanks, Bruce.
One is to call paparazzo to release it!!!! 😉
Ha! That was one sassy bird. She didn’t need no stinking help from the paparazzo. But she pretty much ignored him as well. She had more important things to do than worry about a pesky paparazzo. Thanks, Marina.
Yes, but she also knew that if she needed any help, you’d be there for her! 😉
I can think of afew people who would do well to peck at a tree and get stuck. They never stop rabbiting! ( to rabbit = cockney rhyming slang – rabbit and pork/ talk! ) sorry now I am rabbiting on too much.
I think we all know a few too many rabitters. Thanks, Geoff.
That would really suck
to wind up with your beak stuck
I mean, what the fuck
It does really suck
Push and pull to no avail
The 4th’s not with you
Excellent WTFku. Thanks, JYP.
WTFku is my new favorite word.
It rolls off the tongue nicely. I might have to see if I can get Søren to add it to his foul-beaked vocabulary.
Now that’s an idea! If I should ever publish a book of poetry, I will title it “WTFku” and I will hire S⌀ren to record the audiobook version.
That would be a novel novel.
Now that is a quandary. So, if a woodpecker pecks on wood in the forest and nobody notices, is it still considered a woodpecker?
Mayber it’s just a pecker. Thanks, Brian.
They you go hahahah.
OH NO! Did it get free?
It wasn’t really stuck. Thanks, Resa.