Saturday, February 18, 2006

Our backyard visitor

Remember the tree the fell in the woods behind our house? The culprit that caused the inital damage to the tree is back- a pileated woodpecker. He (or she) has been camped out there for hours at a time hammering away at this tree for the last 2 days. It's really interesting to watch since it's such a large bird. It must be 18 inches tall. Our neighbors are bird watchers & in conversation with them last summer, they had mentioned how they'd like to see a pileated woodpecker. So, I called them yesterday to come see it. They were so excited. Dillon's had a good time watching it too, especially the bright red head. She keeps asking what it's doing. Thankfully, it's not a particularly noisy woodpecker like the ones that'll be out in full force this spring and summer.

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