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Things fall apart...

when you start fixing stuff! The house trim needed painting.  Just the trim.  Three-day job max.  The painters would be in and out.  Snap fingers and, like magic, everything would look spiffy.  273 more words

PREEN TO CLEAN

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Bugs are jumpin’ and the feathers need cleanin’.

All photos taken of single bird preening in woods just downslope from Mt. 31 more words

Birds

Potty Mouth

I swear constantly, all day long.

I bust out f-bombs like crazy, throw in a mother here and there, followed by a son of a bitch. 303 more words

Humor

Quiz result - Woodpecker species

Thanks to all participating in my latest quiz.  Click here to review it.  The bird is a Lewis’s Woodpecker.  It was photographed here in San Angelo, Texas.  78 more words

Photography

How the woodpecker avoids brain injury despite high-speed impacts via optimal anti-shock body structure

Schematic of the pecking process of a woodpecker and the Mises stress at different times: (a) and (e) are moments of readiness to peck; (b) and (d) are the moments of departure and return, respectively; (c) is the moment of collision; arrows on the beaks show velocity direction. Credit: ©Science China Press

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Research

August 11th Blue Tits in the Garden

I have just received some wonderful photos  from  visitors to the cottage who left recently. They show  some of the blue tits that eat from the bird table and feeder in Lletty  Cottage garden.   167 more words

Pileated Woodpeckers

Yesterday morning (along with a butt-ton of baby birds) I was blessed with the presence of a Pileated Woodpecker, so I thought, why not make him (in this case “her”) the bird of the week? 322 more words

Photography