Monday, March 11, 2013


Just to set the record straight!
I am NOT a photojournalist, James Stewart or Alfred Hitchock.
Grace Kelly...maybe.

However, this is what I saw from my "Rear Window"
this morning.

Not sure if my hands are shaking or him pecking so fast!

I called Bob (needed a witness) to have a look, then ran
 to get the point and shoot. I told you I wasn't a photojournalist.
This fellow was oblivious to our spying eyes. 
He was bound and determined to rid the area of every 
worm, grub or termite. 
 Well I am here to tell you that you have an audience.
I am capturing your deadly deeds on camera.

Ahhhh, good profile!
That profile may be just good enough to turn you in. I did notice that you are keeping your back to us most of the time.
Just cuz you can't see me doesn't mean I can't see you!
Seems, he is leaving now. 
Probably going to do some work in the garden.
This beautiful Pileated Woodpecker spent about thirty minutes in the natural area behind our home. We see them from time to time but their appearances are rarer than in the past. After I put my camera away he and a friend made a fly by appearance but left before I could retrieve my camera.
For those who had no idea what the reference to
"Rear Window" was about. 
It was a 1954 black and white
American Movie Suspense Thriller
 directed by Alfred Hitchcock
and starred James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

What's outside your "Rear Window"?

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NanaDiana said...

I remember the original Rear Window, Ginger. Do yu know there was a remake in color just a few years ago?
What a great backyard visitor. He is a gorgeous bird- xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I wondered what Woody the Woodpecker was up to these days! He is so pretty

Gina said...

Isn't he a looker! I love his fiery red hair. :)

Gina said...

Isn't he a looker! I love his fiery red hair. :)

Chatty Crone said...

What a great catch! Good shots. sandie

Barbara F. said...

Wow, Woody Woodpecker!! I only saw one in that cartoon, how neat is this. xo


I remember that movie...the old one I mean! I think maybe you look more like a National Geographic photographer, or "bird watcer" took amazing photos of your visitor..gorgeous sweet lady, I enjoyed it so. Big Hugs,

Shelia said...

HI Ginger! OH, what a sight! That is one handsome woodpecker and I can almost hear him laughing the "Woody the Woodpecker" laugh! Remember that?
Oh, Rear Window is one of my all time favorite movies! Loved most of ole Afred's movies, but this one and Vertigo are my favs.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
That was an incredible half hour and a rare chance for several shots. Great job!
We've seen them her up a tree but never on the ground.
Hugs to you dear friend. Still finishing the tax papers...

Sarah said...

Wow, what amazing shots. I've never seen a red headed wood pecker that close. The red feathers are amazing.

Spittin-Toad said...

Nice Shots!! We have several that visit our suet feeder, right outside my window...I never get tired of seeing them!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

He is gorgeous! I have one that visits sometimes. He reminds me of Woody!

Hope you are doing well. Life for us has been spinning, some not so good, but we are hanging in there.

Sending love to you, my friend.



Pat M said...

Great photos...and a handsome subject! How blessed that he stayed for awhile!
I, too, remember Rear Window. They don't make movies like they used to, do they?
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

What a treat to see. I usually watch the pee wee's bathing in our bird bath each morning. If I go outside they don't move. They are getting used to me now. x

Suzy Handgraaf said...

What a beautiful creature! I'm so glad that you shared the pictures. Such a treat to have him in your yard. We have a red headed wood pecker that makes an appearance at our bird feeder once in a while and I'm always so thrilled when he does. He is huge! In addition to his red head, his body is black and white. When I spot him, whatever I'm doing comes to a standstill so that I can admire him until he flies away.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The woodpecker is beautiful...but I remember having a pesky one around our house that definitely did damage...just like the gorgeous deer...beautiful, yet they can be pesky creatures..but then again...we invaded their I will just be tolerant and enjoy their beauty....Rear Window?!!..What a that movie!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
And i think you did a pretty darn good job taking these great pictures!!
Good Job!!


Rosemary Aubut said...

How fortunate for you! Great looking bird and you captured him so well!

Anonymous said...

YAY!..I'm delighted to see another post,love these photo's,this birdie is one of my fav's,they got to getting scarce as hen's teeth,but I think they are making a come back,kinda like our friend the gopher turtle an Indigo snake,these were all not to long ago disappearing FAST.So happy to see more and more lately.And you sweet Savannah Granny!!!

I love that movie,was just making reference to last week with our sweet BJ @ Sweet Nothings,she had expressed concern about not seeing her neighbor lately,teehe.

Kathy Moreland said...

He's a handsome fellow! Your photography is great! Have a great day!

Beverly said...

He is quite the handsome fellow. Great shots.

Yes, I definitely remember Rear Window. Hitchcock movies always scare me. I guess I am a wimp.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a beauty! How lucky you were to see him.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That little guy had a lot of work to do! Either that... or he was very hungry:@)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I loved that movie! Hitchcock could scare you with out showing any real gore!
The woodpecker is gorgeous. I've never seen one in real life. What a treat!
Thanks for sharing you visitor.

Alycia Nichols said...

From your excellent detective work, I'd say you're Grace Kelly with a Sam Spade twist! :-)

JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose said...

Hi Ginger, prayers for you and your husband. Glad you're getting back in the groove but I know how it is to need a break. Love the raining shamrocks! My daughter will be amongst the crowd some Sunday, but not me, I'm a home-body. Of course, she also went to Spain's Tomato Throwing Fight last year and thought that was awesome...

Babs said...

How exciting! We used to see them when we had woods behind our house, but rarely now that they built a subdivision behind us. We did hear one the other day, but never saw it. I don't ever remember seeing one on the ground though. Thanks for sharing your Rear Window photos. Hope you see him/her again. Happy St.Patrick's Day

Curtains in My Tree said...

Hi Ginger

I have never heard of that movie, however I know who Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly is

your woodpecker gave you some good pictures

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