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A Triple Taste of Independence

Three juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers showed up today shortly after I filled the feeders. It seemed that each was getting its first “taste” of independence! The first youngster chose the peanut pole as his personal feeding place. I think this one … Continue reading

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Granny’s Gauntlet

One of the joys of blogging is connecting and being inspired by other bloggers, like “Granny” over at Granny Shot It,  who recently threw down the gauntlet, issuing a “Bird of the Day” challenge. Needless to say, that sounded right … Continue reading

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Worthy of the Name

Often times, when one sees a Red-bellied Woodpecker, there is little, if any, red on the belly…as in the case of this fellow who stopped in the other day. But every once in awhile, one comes along that is worthy … Continue reading

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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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