Out On A Limb

If you’ve followed this site for any length of time, you already know that my backyard deck is “deck-orated” with tree branches attached to the rails with the help of some bungee cords I confiscated from hubby’s workshop.  These branches are perfect bird perches and make for some lovely photo opportunities.

This past weekend, I decided to prop up one of the limbs vertically.  In no time at all, the Woodpeckers had discovered this new landing spot and were pecking away at the bark butter smeared on the backside.

It’s been hard to get pictures amidst the constant rain, but here are two Downy’s that showed up.

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I love how he can get such a good grip with those sharp claws and how fluffy his belly feathers are.

downy3I am hoping I’ll be able to get some pictures of the Red-bellied Woodpeckers too, since they have also been enjoying this new branch.  Stay tuned…

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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5 Responses to Out On A Limb

  1. Sheila Moss says:

    Handsome fellow in formal dress. Butter, you say? How do you do that? Plain regular butter? I know they like suet blocks, but the squirrels do too.

    • kathydoremus says:

      It’s a product called Bark Butter than I buy at Wild Birds Unlimited. It’s a suet spread that the birds love! (And yes, the squirrels like it to, but I add a little hot sauce.)

  2. Kathy, have you ever tried making your own suet? I could share Hub’s recipe. The birds go wild for it! Love your amazing closeups (as always)!

  3. I just love your close-ups, Kathy! We get to see so much detail, and I love the fluffy belly feathers too! Looking forward to the red-bellies!! 🙂

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