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When we lived out west I never saw a woodpecker in Edmonton, AB or Moose Jaw, SK even years ago in Ottawa, ON… 21 more words

Staccato Summer

I was under the mistaken impression that everyone loved woodpeckers with their striking black, white and red plumage, and distinctive behavior.  My sister-in-law has taught me otherwise.   740 more words

Birding

Lineated Woodpecker (Hylatomus lineatus)

I photographed this male Lineated Woodpecker (Hylatomus lineatus) whilst staying at the El Paujil bird reserve in Colombia. This reserve is relatively low-lying, so it’s a hot and sweaty place!

Nature

Woodpecker Wednesday: Downy Woodpeckers

Yesterday I spotted several Downy Woodpeckers.  I was thrilled to see a small flock arrive in my backyard Live Oak tree!  It had rained earlier and the songbirds and woodpeckers arrived to hunt insects in the swollen bark of the Oak.   100 more words

Birds

ANYBODY WOULD ENJOY A SWIM TODAY, RIGHT?

As the temp rises toward 100 degrees Fahrenheit this morning, most waterproof animals dreamed of a cooling swim.  My dog couldn’t wait to get into the shrunken North Yamhill River.  106 more words

Birds

Toad Club

All the toads sit around in Toad Club in weskits drinking mustard out of tiny eggcups. Lizards serve, with beer bottle-tops for trays.

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Toad Club is convened in the heart of a different oak each year. 136 more words

Bill Herbert

A Pileated Pop-over

I went outside to fill the feeders yesterday afternoon and heard the unmistakable Woody Woodpecker call of a Pileated Woodpecker;  a moment later, this fellow flew overhead and landed on a neighbor’s pine tree. 66 more words

Photography