Wildlife Wednesday – A New Face

Not this guy – he’s here every night.

For hours…

This fellow, there in the middle. A ladderback woodpecker, or so I’m told…

He’s hiding in the rock in this photo. He and the jay don’t like each other very much.

Nothing else this week, unless you wanted to click through 750 photos of the weeds at the pond blowing in the wind…

Too late. I deleted them.

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27 thoughts on “Wildlife Wednesday – A New Face

  1. Very few birds get along with the jays. They’re an aggressive lot. That woodpecker, though, was smart enough to duck and cover. What a crafty little wood worker! 750 photos? That’s the downside of having one of these camera: having to comb through hundreds of photos looking for the wildlife. Thanks for doing that for us. πŸ™‚

    • Glad you’re enjoying it, John…I thought the 750 was bad, until I dumped the card from the wall camera today – 900+ from last night. Of rats and mice – not even a raccoon to break things up! Glad we didn’t wait a whole week again!

  2. You got some beautiful birds!! Of course, I’m partial to the raccoon, having had so many around here. My motion light came on twice last night but I never did see anything. It never sends the raccoons and opossums running. Have a good day.

    • I had a comment last summer from a little boy in England who was going to write a blog about exotic animals. He couldn’t believe it when I said hedgehogs were exotic to me, because they didn’t live here. πŸ™‚
      The world is such a wonderful, varied place. Naturally, *I* think you live in a place with amazing wildlife…a cockatoo stole your impatients last year!

  3. Beautiful pictures. It looks like you live in the woods like we do. I’m surprised that the raccoon wasn’t up to more trouble in the first picture! Thank you for sharing.

    • We’re not as rural as it looks…but we do have 4 acres of our own, and an empty 4-acre plot next door. We get plenty of fun critters through here. As for our masked friend, if I throw the bird food up on the wall, he doesn’t come and knock over the stuff on my porch. We made a deal last year πŸ˜‰

  4. I think the bigger, showier birds are hilarious–all puffed up over themselves when shouting around the neighborhood after their girl-birds, tigerish in going after littler, weaker birds, but when any one of the little ones stands up to a big showoff or makes the tiniest unexpected move, boy howdy can the big boys turn tail and run! And so skittish at the feeders compared to the little plain-lings. I suppose it’s all the perfect metaphor for the human world, no??? πŸ˜‰ And your masked marauder, though piggy, is mighty cute. πŸ™‚

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