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Hawks, woodpeckers and a lubber

A Cooper’s hawk sitting near his nest. The babies were too small to see them when I took this. The nest was pretty far back off the boardwalk. 67 more words

Bird Photography

Mr and Mrs.Woodpecker

The forest of lichen-covered oaks with orchids drooping down their trunks interspersed with brilliant rhododendrons in bloom was worth the effort of trekking despite the nippy weather and intermittent rain. 364 more words

Nature

THE DRUMMER AND THE KID

Early one recent morning I was awakened by the insistent paradiddle of a sapsucker playing our local hollow utility pole.  Other local woodies simply drill away like wooden machine guns, but the Red-breasted Sapsucker has some variation in his tapping, a musical cadence. 184 more words

Birds

Be Careful What You Ask For

Our garage deteriorated to the point where it had to be torn down.  I mentioned to a neighbor that I wished I had a shed.  He was moving and offered us his storage shed.  494 more words

Woodpecker Wednesday: A Red-bellied Woodpecker on a Rail Fence

This Red-bellied Woodpecker was hunting for insects, likely Ants, in the crevices of a low wooden rail fence at a small park I visited on Monday afternoon.   60 more words

Bird Watching

ACORNY BEHAVIOR

“The Woodpecker is our native aristocrat. He is unruffled by the operations of the human plebs in whatever disguise. Digger Indians, Don Joses, or Doctors of Philosophy are all the same to him. 205 more words

Birds

LAKE OF THE WOODS

A couple of philanthropists have purchased a defunct campground at Lake of the Woods.  It was a girl scout camp dating back before WW2.  Decrepit and too expensive for the scouts to fix, it was sold.  128 more words

Birds