Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Territorial Dilemma



This woodpecker was very frustrated that he couldn't seem to run off his competitor and claim this as his territory. After a few noisy days at my kitchen window, he finally gave up.

19 comments:

Lois said...

This photograph is so cute. I have a cardinal who does this on one of my car mirrors at work.

USelaine said...

Isn't that funny?! Great shot of him. He looks like a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker. What a hoot! (Hoot?)

JM said...

Fantastic capture! Wish I was lucky enough to have such a cute little bird on my window! :-)

Hope said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous photo!

Blognote said...

This is a prize-winner, Jill!!
What a capture!

Beverley said...

Wow Gill what a super capture, beautifully on focus.

I like this photo a lot!!

Kate said...

Fantastic capture. How did you do it without the bird fleeing from you? It's a remarkable shot.

Karen said...

Wonderful photo.. poor frustrated little bird..

And your new photo and haircut look simply marvelous....

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Beautiful photography what it means to. Is Wonderful. Congratulations.

babooshka said...

That's a marvellous shot. Full of hummour.

jill said...

Lois, you have to feel for these creatures frustration.

Thanks Elaine -- I didn't know that was what he was. I can see why he is a 'sap sucker'.

Thanks JM, Hope, BN, Bev.

Thanks Kate -- I was standing on my front deck and he was so busy with his pursuit, he didn't even notice me.

Thanks Karen! You can't see all my wrinkles this way!

Thanks istanbul!

Thanks babooshka!

Jilly said...

Just catching up, Jill. Just adore this photograph. What a shot, silly bird!

Hyde DP said...

o wow what a splendid photo

Lynette said...

Super shot, Jill, as are the rest of your recent posts. I hope Abraham Lincoln gets to see it.

Uma por Dia said...

Fantastic Jill!

Benjamin Madison said...

Great shot! Looks like a real staand-off.

Ken Mac said...

fantastsic!

Maggie said...

It's a Red-breasted Sapsucker.

Jessica said...

This is a great photo! I was lead here by a google search of woodpeckers and Oregon. I too live in Salem and have a similar bird in our backyard tree. My kids are so excited that we went to the computer to see what type it is. Thanks for the lovely photo and thanks Maggie for the identification!