Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pileated Visit

The pileated woodpecker visited our bird feeder yesterday morning. He flew around from tree to tree and to the feeder for about 10 minutes but did'nt figure out where the suet was. See my picture below.

2 comments:

Col said...

Oh dear. How will he manage to survive? Might have to put up a sign; suet thisaway-->!

You can never take too many pictures said...

Too bad you don't have a stronger zoom for a close up...they are such an amazing bird...Thanks for posting Gabrielle....
Susan

"Poinsettia"

"Poinsettia"
Watercolour Painting - This was this year's Christmas card.

"Frog on Lily"

"Frog on Lily"
I did this painting this year. It is owned by a friend.

"Spring Poppies"

"Spring Poppies"
Watercolour Painting - I love poppies.

"Muskoka Mystery"

"Muskoka Mystery"
Watercolour Monoprint

"Algonquin Spring"

"Algonquin Spring"
Watercolour Painting- This painting was inspired by the beauty of Algonquin Park.

"Tea Lake- Algonquin Park"

"Tea Lake- Algonquin Park"
Watercolour Painting- I captured this scene while paddling on Tea Lake.

"Mushroom Family"

"Mushroom Family"
Watercolour Painting- This group of mushrooms was growing on a tree in Arrowhead Park.

"Mystery"

"Mystery"
Acrylic Painting

"Naughty Birches"

"Naughty Birches"
These birches caught my eye last winter and I just had to paint them.

"Engelman Ivy"

"Engelman Ivy"
This was painted in my Uxbridge backyard.

"Aunt Helen's Amaryllis"

"Aunt Helen's Amaryllis"
Watercolour Painting- I used this painting to do my Christmas card this year. My aunt had this gorgeous amaryllis in her kitchen last Christmas.

"Sunbath"

"Sunbath"
Watercolour Painting- The inspiration for this painting came from a photograph taken on the Buck River.

"Winter Sunset "

"Winter Sunset "
Watercolour Painting- This was one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen on the lake.

"Poppies"

"Poppies"
Watercolour Painting- This was my first half sheet painting. I am very pleased with how it turned out. Poppies are of course a classic subject for painting.

"Sawhet Owl"

"Sawhet Owl"
Watercolour Painting - This little owl was on our bird feeder for several days last winter. He scared away all the chickadees in his search for mice under the feeder.

"Tetes a Tetes"

"Tetes a Tetes"
Watercolour Painting - One of my first paintings which is now owned by a friend.

"Cardinal"

"Cardinal"
Watercolour Painting - A friend of mine loves cardinals. This was a little thank-you gift for her.

"Winter Berries"

"Winter Berries"
Watercolour Painting- I painted this specifically so that I could use it for my Christmas card last year.

"Yin and Yang"

"Yin and Yang"
Watercolour Painting - This is my latest painting.

"Cabin at Fox Lake"

"Cabin at Fox Lake"
Watercolour Painting - The boat leaning against the shed and the wood piles out front made for a pleasing composition.