An Unexpected Gift

“An unexpected gift at an unexpected time” – that’s the advice reclusive writer William Forrester (played by the brilliant Sean Connery) gives his young prote’ge’ on how to win the girl’s affections in the movie Finding Forrester.

Well, occasionally I give my backyard birds an unexpected gift by filling the hollowed-out cavity in the Dogwood with peanuts.  I’m fairly certain I won the affections of a handsome Red-headed Woodpecker with just such an offering this afternoon.

He would show up…

…peak inside…

…pluck out a peanut…

…then fly off to the edge of the yard to devour it.

He  repeated this process  at least five times while I was out there, and probably many more once I had gone inside.  He was so enjoyable to watch.

And speaking of enjoyable to watch –  Finding Forrester is one of my all-time favorite movies; if you’ve never seen it, please find it and watch it.  You won’t regret it!

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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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14 Responses to An Unexpected Gift

  1. Mary says:

    Isn’t he a beautiful bird. Your photography is superb. Thanks for taking the time to share it.

  2. Hetty Harrington says:

    Wouldn’t you like to question the person who officially named this fellow the “Red bellied woodpecker,” since the only red is on his head?

  3. lisakunk says:

    What a fun idea. And a beautiful picture.

  4. Sheila Moss says:

    So that’s how you get all those beautiful birds to show up in your yard. He is a handsome fellow. I need to try it.

  5. aussiebirder says:

    Great shots Kathie, and how this little fellow is storing his stash of food for winter. I will check the movie out also.

  6. Snehal Kank says:

    Beautiful photographs Kathy 😀 Thanks for sharing the movie title, I’ll definitely watch.

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