No Words, Just Birds (#2)

Red-headed Woodpecker at Oak Openings
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker habitat shot (800x533)
Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker v2 with sig (756x800)
Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker on snag with sig (800x749)
Pileated Woodpecker
Field Sparrow at Oak Openings
Field Sparrow (aka Baby-Face)

All photos in this post were taken at Oak Openings Preserve, one of the fine Toledo Metroparks.


  1. I’m so jealous of your pileated woodpecker photos! I once was fairly close to one in our own woods. I had to be very clever about sneaking up on it. It was totally involved in extracting bugs from a dead tree. I think they’re a stunning species!
    Sparrows are one of the most resilient birds we have here. Most people find them plain, but I love them!


    • I agree about the sparrows, Lori. Beginning birders often refer to them all as LBJs, or “little brown jobs,” because they’re all so similar. But when you take the time to really look at them, they’re beautiful little birds.

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      • My grandmother always mentioned God having his eye on the sparrow… I kind of feel that way about all of us… we are all important here, and the sparrows are a reminder that even what we consider plain and unimportant, is a beautiful being to be considered.


  2. Such beautiful pictures! I saw,my first red-headed woodpecker last week and I was so excited. I am doing wheelchair birding, mostly from my kitchen, where the sliding glass doors look out onto our backyard “bird-topia.” Thanks for your blog!


    • Thanks, Marlene. I have a friend who is an avid birder but who has become restricted to birding from his kitchen too (he’s on oxygen and that limits how far he can go from home). But he’s fully embraced the situation and has his camera set up on the table and gets some of the most stunning pictures of the birds visiting his feeders. And he’s having a ball doing it.


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