Friday, June 27, 2008

Pileated Woodpecker in the Little Forest



The day before yesterday when I went for my walk I could finally take a picture of this beautiful bird. He is big! My bird book says they can get up to 19 1/2 inches! My heart was pounding when I tooks these photos, because not often did I see this bird and never so close by, since they don't come close to the house.
Vorgestern konnte ich endlich mal diese Art von Buntspecht fotografieren! Er ist gross! In meinem Vogelbuch steht sie werden bis zu 19 1/2 inches gross, das sind ca. 50 cm!
Mein Herz hat schnell geschlagen, als ich ihn so nah sah u die Aufnahmen machte. Es war aufregend, denn sie kommen nie nahe an unser Haus u ich hatte ihn noch nie so nahe gesehen.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hallo, liebe Gudrun,

wieder eine wunderschöne Aufnahme! Du hast wirkliche ein gutes "Händchen" für schöne Bilder.
Wir wünschen Euch ein schönes Wochenende (wir werden nach Kiedrich fahren) und ganz liebe Grüße an Euch alle

Deine Brigitte mit Barry

Gudl said...

Hallo Brigitte, viel Spass in Kiedrich u vielen Dank fuer deinen Kommentar! Viele Gruesse an euch beide!

Martha said...

He is beautiful isn't he. Reminds me of the Woody Woodpecker cartoon we used to watch when we were children.

Markus said...

that really is a very cool looking bird!

Dee Dee said...

Gudl...such good photo of this fine looking Woodpecker...we have some that frequent our neighborhood...they are big and make quite a racket!

Anika said...

awesome!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ooooh, aren't getting shots like this exciting! I tend miss a lot of these types of shots because I'll get so excited/flustered, that I'll trip over something, knock the camera against the tree, or have to sneeze! :-) Good job - great pics!

Mike said...

Very smart with his hat!

Wanda said...

Oh Gudl, you got such a great shot of that Woodpecker...

Love his "red" head!!

Martha mentioned the cartoon, was that "Woody"??

Tobias said...

I like his hair! It looks like a red Mohawk! I wish I had one too!!!!

Tobias


(anika typed this, but Tobias said everything. :] )

Anika and Tobias said...

Gudrun vs. Anika to a arm wrestle!



( I have NO CLUE why he wanted to write that!! hahah!! )

Twinville said...

Now that's an impressive bird. Kudos to you for capturing such a great photo.

JO said...

Great pics... I marvel at the size you say they get - very cool! You have lots of treats in your little forest.

Amrita said...

Lovely photo. This one a large bird

Mirjam said...

Wow, das ist ja echt toll! Ich glaub dir gern das es aufregend war, so einen riesigen Buntspecht bekommt man wirklich nicht oft vor die Kamera!

Priscilla said...

Very very very cool!!!!!!!!