BIRDING (&TURTLES TOO) AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS, 2017

Red Headed Woodpecker

July 7, 2017

An enjoyable weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks this past weekend also allowed me some time for birding.   My most excited sighting was the Red Headed Woodpecker, which I have only seen in rare occasions and never this close up.   Such a beautiful woodpecker but also very quick, so the photos I succeeded in getting were patiently  earned!

The Downy Woodpecker is always a favorite, and yes, they  love  hummingbird nectar!

The Tufted Titmouse visits to the feeders  were  plentiful but I also  spied this one  perching in the tree near me.

The nuthatch are little piggies and  were at the feeders almost non stop.

Gotta love it when you can witness a baby finch being fed.

During  an adventurous  paddle boat ride, mama  and baby turtle were  found sunning themselves.  However, on a closer approach, mama wasted no time  diving in the water with baby not far behind…

Birds of all sizes came be seen at the lake…..

Hope you enjoyed cyber birding!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jeannieadams
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 15:54:55

    Thanks Judy!! That’s why we are friends – we both have the same kind of kooky sense of humor! : )

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  2. jeannieadams
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 15:53:51

    Thanks Amy!

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  3. Judy Ludwig
    Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:26:26

    Love the pictures Jeannie! I have never seen a red headed woodpecker and you got some great shots. I loved the humor in the end! I am glad you are having fun!

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  4. Amy Weisser
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 17:16:37

    Wonderful pix—–thanks for sharing, Jeannie!

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