Red Bellied Woodpecker's Prayer

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© Andrea Petersen

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...I give myself unto prayer..Psalm 109: 4

The Red Bellied woodpecker
Sat still in a trance.. just to think...
Had never seen her do this before.
Her eyes transfixed ...did not blink...

To eat and come back for more,
Is a goal they fulfill very well...
Today she had time to sit a spell.
Maybe she was saying a prayer
To thank God for His loving care.
Poetry by me, AJP

I was surprised today to see this bird just sit and gaze off into space for a good 5 minutes...and I shot several pictures of her through two window panes and a screen before she flew away...The wild birds have been coming more to our feeder now that the weather has turned cold.

6 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (22 Nov 2011):

    Wow! You really got a great close-up of this one! There must be so much activity at the feeder with your very cold weather. What a great opportunity for some terrific photos!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Nov 2011):

    This is an outstanding shot, Andrea! My woodpeckers are 50 feet away at the feeding station out back. This is esp. good for 2 panes of glass and a screen!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (22 Nov 2011):

    This is so wonderful, Andrea. She looks like she's lost in thought.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (23 Nov 2011):

    Excellent capture of the bird gazing off for several minutes. I'd love to know what was going through its head : )

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful portrait here!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    You captured her perfectly, the detail is remarkable!! I wish we had these birds here, they are especially colorful and lovely..

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