Monday, July 28, 2014

Spring Birds - Woodpeckers (and Hummingbirds and Nighthawks)

This post is about the woodpeckers we saw this spring, all of them actually an stay around all year.

Downy Woodpeckers are common and are seen all year round.
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpeckers are always a treat to see.
Pileated Woodpecker

While we were in Ontario, we saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker, which we don't have here, it kept coming to the feeders.
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Another Downy picture
Downy Woodpecker
 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers could be seen at our house for about two weeks, and we have even been hearing them into the summer some
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pileated Woodpecker
 Flickers aren't as common, say as a Downy, but aren't seen every day.
Northern Flicker singing, 'Yellow Shafted'

Northern Flicker
 Hairy woodpeckers are almost as common as Downy's, though not quite.
Hairy Woodpecker
 One of the suet cages fell down, that didn't stop the Pileated Woodpecker from grabbing a bite to eat!
Pileated Woodpecker eating suet on the ground
 The Pileated stuck around for quite awhile, and it isn't too shy, so I got some amazing pictures!
Pileated Woodpecker
 I really love this picture, it looks so adorable!
Pileated Woodpecker

Here is a video I got of a flicker singing. :D

I decided to also group Hummingbirds and nighthawks with the woodpeckers.

female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 This is a male ruby throated hummingbird, but it's throat looks really black
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 I've seen nighthawks on several occasions this year, once they were in a huge flock
Flock of nighthawks

Common Nighthawk

Stay tuned for the next post!

1 comment:

  1. Woodpeckers are one of my favourite birds but I didn't know there were so many different kinds! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.