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Guard, Grab, and Gobble

This Red-bellied Woodpecker landed on the Bark Butter Branch, brandishing his beak like a double-edged sword.  Clearly, he wanted no company and no competition! After guarding the area for a moment or two, he proceeded to scoop up a hearty … Continue reading

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Red, White, and…Black

Typically, a Memorial Day post would feature red, white and blue and be about defending our freedom (and I am truly grateful for the freedoms I have and those who have defended them!) but in my backyard, Memorial Day features … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Warfare

My backyard has become a battlefield! The Mockingbirds are attacking the Crows; the Blue Jays are harassing one another; and the Robins are constantly perched in fighter pilot poses, ready to strike down any invader who happens to enter their … Continue reading

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Manly Yes, But She Likes It Too

The male Red-bellied Woodpecker that hangs about my backyard is addicted to Bark Butter.  He is probably the most frequent feeder on this delicacy. Occasionally (and can’t we all relate!) he gets this peanut butter-like spread stuck on the roof … Continue reading

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A Fine Fellow Feaster

I’m not the only one who has been feasting as of late. This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been hanging about, greedily gobbling up Bark Butter. With winter approaching, this fellow is filling out nicely and his feathers are looking their absolute finest. … Continue reading

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The Flash

Have you ever seen the show “The Flash”? Hubby and I just finished season one, and now I am addicted!  Each episode features Barry Allen, a lovable geek who, in true comic book fashion, dons a fiery red suit and races … Continue reading

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