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A Good, Good Father

One of my favorite contemporary worship songs is called, “You’re a Good, Good Father” – the chorus of which usually leaves me a bit misty-eyed. Well, that’s the title that came to mind as I watched this male Red-bellied Woodpecker … Continue reading

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The Bounty of the Backyard

The juvenile Woodpeckers have definitely been enjoying the bounty of the backyard. Like this young male Red-bellied who stopped in for a bite of Bark Butter. He was happily munching until this grumpy Grackle showed up… …at which point the … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Son

My backyard is swarming with young Woodpeckers…like this young male Downy who has taking a liking to the peanut feeder. When he gets older, his red patch with brighten up and move from the top of his head to the … Continue reading

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The Bright Spot of Any Day

This handsome fellow with the gleaming red head is enough to brighten any day! I’m so glad he has continued to make my backyard a regular place to visit.

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Sunrise Special

Yesterday turned out to be a parenthetical day of sunshine sandwiched in between two days of torrential thunderstorms.  I went out in the early hours to spread some Bark Butter on several branches, and then filled the three “troughs” with a bottom layer … Continue reading

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Looking Rather Bird-legged

I have heard of one having a bow-legged appearance, but this Brown Thrasher landed in a rather bird-legged stance. He must have realized that this put quite a hurting on his intimidation factor, as he quickly remedied his position and … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Place in the Pecking Order

If you spend any time on my back deck watching the birds, it doesn’t take long to see that there is an obvious pecking order. For example, this male Downy Woodpecker showed up to enjoy a late lunch… …only to have … Continue reading

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