Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 10, 2011

Hello, Woody!

This is a fellow that you hear more than you see. He is a Pileated Woodpecker, one of the largest woodpeckers around, slightly bigger than a crow. We had a pair around today and I hope that they see fit to nest. They are very noisy in call, but extremely silent when flying through the woods.

Unfortunately, they do not frequent feeders, or I could get some real good close ups of them. Fortunately, I now have a camera that allows me to "get close" without getting close. Over the next few weeks,I will be looking for a rectangular hole in one of my poplar trees. If I find it, I will stake it out with the camera and a tripod. It looks like spring is here. The exotic birds are coming back!
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