Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tap Tap Tap

When you hear these tapping away at trees it can actually be pretty loud, which is a problem when its right outside your bedroom window lol

8 comments:

Chris Lally said...

Ah, yes. Have had one right outside the window. I was not very nice.
Love the sketch!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Love your drawing - you captured how their tail slants towards the tree.
They come to our feeders, but as we have a stucco house - no damage! I put on a hanging wood log with peanut/butter suet crammed into notches for them to tap away on . I love their feather patterns!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely sketch ~ looks just like the ones here pecking on our tree ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Michelle B. Hendry said...

Love this one! He's gorgeous!

RH Carpenter said...

Oh, what about when they are tapping on the metal downspouts to your house?!? ha ha. I thought this tapping was them tapping holes in trees but have read that this is the males, telling others that this is their territory and stay away - hence they tap on anything! Really loud when it's metal! ha ha. They have to have super-hard heads.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh I love this! I have only seen woodpeckers rarely and photographed them from afar so I have not encountered their noisy nature...

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

So happy to see you are still sketching! I know the loud noise they make when they are pecking at wood!
Nice sketch...

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

yeh Chris, they can be pretty loud when they want to be, and thanks :)

thanks Julie :) they are gorgeous birds, miss seeing them since we never see any around here. they are generally too big for the cats to attack but never see any :/

thanks carol :)

thank you Michelle :)

Rhonda, drove me insane when they would do that or the ravens tapping on the windows lol yeah you would think it would hurt their heads/beaks

thanks Lisa :) you might have heard one and not realized ir, the sound does travel a lot :)

thanks Norma :)