Sunday, September 15, 2013

Garden Guests: Downy Woodpecker

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I'm beginning a new series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.

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Downy Woodpeckers are regular visitors.  If you are interested in attracting them, they like woodpecker feeders and dead wood that might be home to soft bodied insects.

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Can you tell these photos were taken during a gentle rain?  I like the little streaks from the rain drops.
Now for a little blogging music...
James Taylor, Country Road
Remember to join me at Holli's Hoots and Hollers for Tuesday Tunes!
;-)  -Marci


  1. We don't get woodpeckers here, that's a pity.

  2. James Taylor has the voice, doesn't he???

    We have a woodpecker here but it's not one that makes my husband happy because he's tearing up our house. We've tried many things to deter him, but he likes it here. ;)

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

  3. There just something special about sharing where you live with wildlife. I love listening to and watching our native birds.

  4. I love these posts! Do you know that Downy's drink from my hummingbird feeders? I was pretty surprised.

  5. How fun, but no woodpeckers her, too hot in the valley. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. We only see and/or hear woodpeckers when we go camping. Your photography is so nice! Thanks for posting on Four Seasons Blog Hop!

  7. I love seeing all the wildlife that shows up each year at our place too. Love the pictures of the woodpeckers, we have some here but I don't think they are the same kind. Thanks for sharing on We Made That Wednesday!

  8. Hello, the woodpeckers are a welcome guest. It is wonderful your yard is a certified wildlife habitat. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday! Wishing you a happy weekend!

  9. Lovely photography of the woodpecker ~ ^_^

  10. Wonderful photography of the woodpecker ~

  11. I rarely see woodpeckers here at the farm- but nearly every time we go to the lake, I see one or two.


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