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Monday, January 5, 2009

Birds........

There are four birds here, hope you can see them, don't know if clicking to enlarge will help, I had to crop all of these photos. Actually you can click to enlarge, I just tried it!! Do you think this is a Sparrow, if so, why type?
Pileated Woodpecker...... Some of you know I have a 14 year old with Walking pneumonia, she tried her best to cough up a lung this morning around 12:30. She and I are a little tired, prayers would be MUCH appreciated.
This woodpecker was way up in the tree, good luck finding him!!

24 comments:

Susie said...

I've never seen one of these woodpeckers in person before. They are so unusual. Sorry I don't know what kind of sparrow that is.

I hope your daughter is resting comfortably this evening. Hope the meds are working. Hope you get some rest too girl! I'll be praying for you guys.

Frank Baker said...

I counted five birds in first photo. It's been overcast and freezing here, and your photos brighten the day .

Grammy said...

Hi Darla, sorry it has been a while. Just stopped by to catch up.And say hi.
I love your red shed. And your blooms are wonderful. My fist granddaughter will soon be here Wednesday.

bennie and patsy said...

So sorry your daughter is sick. Will remember you both in prayer. I see the birds and your woodpecker. I have only seen this one once when we lived in Texas.

Napaboaniya said...

Wishing your gals a speedy recovery :)

Carletta said...

Great captures!
Have sent prayers for your daughter's recovery. Hope she is better soon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, It is definitely some kind of Sparrow. Maybe it's a House Sparrow or maybe a Tree Sparrow. I'm not sure. Maybe someone else can be more specific.

Your paving stones are just like ours. Did you get them at Lowe's???? We spend lots of money at Lowe's since there's no Home Depot in Crossville. Ha..
Hugs,
Betsy

Gail said...

Darla,

I love the Pileated Woodpecker! Thank you for the bright spot in the whole day...it's been raining and raining and raining! gail

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, I forgot to send your daughter a "Get Well" wish. Tell her to take it easy. That walking pneumonia is no fun. You take care ALSO---and all of you get some rest.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

Darla,
I'm so sorry to hear your daughter has pneumonia. I had that a few years ago and it laid me low. I continued to go to work but ran a low fever and it took me weeks to get over it. The Dr. said I would be better off by staying up and moving around. Hope she is well soon!

In the first picture there are five Sparrows. They look like my Chipping Sparrow. I had never heard of that kind!

Leedra said...

Your woodpecker was easy to spot with that red head. I think your sparrow is a chipping sparrow. If you have a reference book, check it and see if the markings look right.

Knew something was up, but did not know your had illness in the family, such a scary one too. Prayers going up....had it 3 times, not easy to get over. She needs to rest even after she thinks she is better.

beckie said...

What a great find! I've only seen one Pileated Woodpecker and that was at a cousin's house. Lucky you. Hope your daughter get better soon and that you both can get some much needed rest/

Lindab said...

Looks like a sparrow to me, but given the difference between the British robin and the North American one I'm not too sure of my ground!

Best wishes for recovery to your daughter. What a rotten thing to have.

Dani said...

Darla, big hugs to your daughter, hope she gets to feeling better.

The bird looks to be a female house sparrow. They're a non-native species that can be found just about anywhere now. Tend to be aggresive to other birds as well.

GreenJeans said...

I've never seen a pileated woodpecker in person. Very cool!

Prayers are being said for you, your daughter and your son. You have your hands full woman! Try to remember that YOU need some rest.

Suzanne said...

Darla, I just read your comment on Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday post. I hope the members of your family who are hurt or ill feel better very soon. What a day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I believe those are white crowned sparrows. Check out this site:

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/White-crowned_Sparrow.html

How lucky to have a piliated woodpecker. I haven't seen one in my area.
Marnie

2sweetnsaxy said...

Consider the prayer for your daughter done. :-)

It's not easy capturing those little fellas up in the trees like that. :-)

Susie said...

Good morning Darla-how's your daughter this a.m.? I hope she and you got some rest last night.

Rosemarie said...

Oh Darla! I can't believe it! What horrible things for your children to be going through! I was speechless when I read your comment - I am praying and praying for you guys. Unbelievable. This is one of those times I wish I could have picked up the phone and call you to see if there was anything I could do.

Jan said...

Darla, I just heard about your son. He and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Richard said...

The birds are Chipping Sparrows. Good catch since the never stay in one place to long.

Sue said...

Hi Darla,
I don't know why I assumed your 14 year old was a boy in your most recent post. I hope she is feeling getter soon. I'm sure the news of her brother's attack is hard on her and your other daughter, too.

Praying as I'm writing,
Sue

perennialgardener said...

Wonderful wildlife shots today Darla. I love the Nuthatch, colorful critter. I hope your family is getting through this trying time. You are in my thoughts & prayers.