“Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head
and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.”
– Coleman Cox

Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

15 thoughts on “Rat-a-tat-tat…”

  1. My favorite bird any of the woodpeckers! He looks like he is contemplating which seed is better. Wonderful quote.


  2. Nancy, great shot of the woodpecker. He’s adorable.

    Please stop by my blog to pick up a well-deserved award.

  3. That quote ought to be taught in schools! Maybe it would help some see the benefits of working hard and thinking. I was out in the gardens most of the day yesterday and kept hearing a wood pecker next door in a really old tree. Never got to see him, but he worked at least as long as I did.

  4. What a great photo! I enjoy watching our woodpeckers so much, but they’re so shy it’s been impossible to get a good photo.

    I often remind myself that the stubborness my children seem to have inherited from me will become a *positive* trait someday. Perseverence and hard work can overcome many things!

  5. What a great photo! I’ve been trying to get a photo of one that has been visiting my feeder lately. The little guy is just too fast :)

  6. Great image, Nancy.
    Around here, the flickers are rat-a-tat-tatting on all the houses’ chimney flashings chimney caps, and gutters and any other form of noise-makers that will help draw attention to themselves. It’s mate attracting time, and our local “boys” are masters at it.

  7. Nancy, that’s an excellent quote, and a beautiful picture of the woodpecker. We see that kind here too. They sure are pretty.

  8. This is beautiful Nancy! Don’t you love woodpeckers? I enjoy them every day. Sometimes ours will let me walk very close to them for photos when they’re eating the suet hanging on the front porch.

  9. I love the way you’ve captured the woodpecker, both in picture and words. I’m so fond of them. I just recently read that the downy, the hairy, and the pileated are all essentially the same except for size. We never see the latter at the feeders but we can hear it out in the woods.

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