Friday, May 4, 2012

An unexpected visitor

 Look at the size of this woodpecker! My husband was sitting at the counter earlier today and all I hear is OH "bleep" GET THE CAMERA!! The hubby was joking around and said this woodpecker looks like he's on steroids, he's so big! We have two woodpeckers that come to our feeders everyday but they are 1/2 the size of this guy.
 Look at that pretty face...
...and look at the size of that beak! I'm guessing he could do some damage!

  Have you ever seen a woodpecker this big? We sure haven't!
            There he is getting ready for take off!
Have a great weekend!
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29 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow , he is beautiful, but that beak could sure do some damage..
glad he sat still to have his photo made.

Happy Weekend

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Holy cow... he is big! How cool that you were able to get some pics of him. I rarely see any woodpeckers in our neck of the woods.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

He looks like a pileated woodpecker. Here are some more pics of them.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pileated+woodpecker&hl=en&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS440US482&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=aVCkT8OnA4i5twf0x6DwBA&sqi=2&ved=0CHoQsAQ&biw=1040&bih=664

NanaDiana said...

He is HUGE! Wow...is right! He must be some kind of special breed. xo Diana

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

We have LOTS of them. It's a Pileated Woodpecker. I LOVE to watch them fly, they look prehistoric! I think he has a pterodactyl look...He is GORGEOUS!!! Enjoy him
Hugs
Donna

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OH and he has a VOICE that matches HIS SIZE!

jessica said...

He looks huge!! I've never seen one in person...

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh my what a little fatty! Great shots Martina!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

We have bigger ones than that, but ours is a different species, too. The one I have been watching lately is trying to destroy our chimney. Yep, it is big.

Dixie Delights said...

He's so pretty. Great picture!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

He is cute! But I am thinking a wood pecker on steroids is probably not a good thing:) Great pictures.

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Bliss said...

His older brother lives here and hammerjacks the fireplace flue at 6:00 am every morn. We live in a woods, he could find a tree. Nothing says time to get up more than the echo of beak to metal through out a home.

~Bliss~

Judy said...

Wow that is one big wood pecker. We have two here that each Saturday morning seem to wake us up.

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! I've never seen one but heard them.

Anne said...

Martina,
Glad you grabbed your camera.Those things are loud aren't they?What a sweet face.
Anne

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

Oh how pretty! We have them here in Jersey. You are so lucky to get pictures. I've tried many times but they fly off as soon as I get to close.

Dee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

He is HUGE and so pretty!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Whoa! He is beautiful and how great that you were able to capture him on film before he left -- stunning! We have them around our home but I've never seen one that big!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, he is huge. I think you are right, this guy could do some really serious damage. I saw the new canisters in the previous post. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

How funny! I haven't seen one this big either!
Sherry

Patti said...

Wow, he is huge!...and hopefully doesn't start "pecking" at your deck! Great pics!

Kelly said...

You captured a great shot! He is so pretty. I don't recall seeing them that large either. He's a good size.

Jeriel said...

I have never seen one..period. Thank you for sharing:)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow! He is huge! I love the picture. Good job by your husband to grab the camera.

Have a great week!
Pam

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a beauty. Just as well he didn't start attacking the railing he was sitting on! x sharon

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - he is huge! You could serve him up for dinner.....just kidding! Bet he could really make some noise! Linda

Shelia said...

HI Martina! Oh, he's a beauty and I've not seen one so big! I'll bet he struts his stuff to all of the little wood peckerettes! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jaybird said...

Hi there,
He is beautiful, but yes he can do extreme damage... He is a Piliated woodpecker, and if hungry enough, he will strip bark off trees thereby giving them an eventual death sentence. Don't encourage him to stay around, he is bad news in a beautiful boa :^)

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