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Posted By: Rupert, 08-13-2011, 04:16 PM

Just a couple of "grab shots" through the dining room window. The drought has eliminated a lot of insects here, and the Woodies at my place have learned to eat sunflower seeds. There are plenty of them, I put them along the fence and in the feeders twice daily.

Notice those hooked feet!
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Here he has one in his beak......good protein in those seeds and a little fat too, all the animals seem to love them. With the drought, the price has gone way up....I hate that!
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Nice capture Rupert - A few seeds is well woth shots liket that
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Dave, I have been trying to get a shot of one that has a white head....same breed of Woody, but with a white head. No luck yet but I will keep trying. I like Woodies, they are so neat to watch and hear that tapping noise they make.....except around 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning!

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Nice job Rupert! Is Otis aware your cheating?

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Rupert, that 1st one's pretty good... I haven't had much luck nabbing one of these guys and would be quite happy to get one as good as your 1st.
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Rupert, that 1st one's pretty good... I haven't had much luck nabbing one of these guys and would be quite happy to get one as good as your 1st.
A Woody is a hard bird to shoot, they are very jittery about people and their pattern and coloration is very difficult to get without a lot of distortion.....even if it is clear, it appears distorted.
This was maybe my best Woody, and it was mostly luck that I got him at all......
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I did manage a close up shot a while back on the bird feeder......shot this through the same window with the K5.....
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I may never get a great Woody, but just enjoying them being around is good enough for me!

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Rupert, I really like the last one posted of Woody hanging and eating from the feeder. Well done!
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Rupert, I really like the last one posted of Woody hanging and eating from the feeder. Well done!
Thanks, if you can get as close as possible, then just one step closer, it usually makes for a better shot!
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Very good shots Rupert! And you are right, Woodies are a difficult target. Thanks for sharing.
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Fine, I'll say it...

"Thanks, Rupert, for showing us your woody."
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Fine, I'll say it...

"Thanks, Rupert, for showing us your woody."
It is difficult for an old guy to get a good Woody....but not impossible! You just have to have the right incentive....and a prescription!

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