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Pileated Woodpecker

Until recently I’d never seen a pileated woodpecker, despite regularly willing one to appear and repeatedly coming across evidence of their existence – huge rectangular holes carved into trees are a tell-tale sign. 485 more words



Poet of verbal shuffledom
before silent meals weighing each word
on weight-watcher scales
eschewing those who gorge on junk
food for no thought

monkey-brained teeth bared… 60 more words

Sparrows, and a few other birds

I went on another field trip with my ornithology class yesterday.  We walked around a local arboretum for a few hours.  I’ve made it a personal goal to get better at identifying sparrows, and we had a few opportunities to see some yesterday.  400 more words

American Sparrows

Knock Knock

Who is there?

Mr. Red-Bellied Woodpecker, that’s who.

I found this picture on one of the memory cards for my real camera. Looks like it might be from this past winter…and a winter it was. 45 more words

Ray Visotski