Sunday, January 3, 2010

Funny Saturday Morning

I was in my kitchen when just out of sight I saw a black bird duck behind the tree. I didn't think much about it. I thought it was just another Raven carrying a red wrapper. I went on about my business when I notice something kept ducking in and out from behind the tree as to play peak-a-boo with me. So I decided to watch the tree and see what was going on because it clearly was not a Raven. I waited and waited only catching a glimpse but never enough to identify what kind of bird it was. It was kinda funny how it would duck out from one side of the tree, then back. Duck out from the other side of the tree and then back again. Finally, it occurred to me that the bird may have seen me as well. I was standing there in plain view with a deep red plush robe. I took it off and put on a darker jacket (it was still cold; I turn up the heat but it would take a while before the house got warmer). I carefully went back to the window and finally my luck and patient paid off. I could see it was a large woodpecker. I never saw one so large. It is about size or little bigger than a pigeon. I slip out of sight and went to get my camera. Fortunately for me the woodpecker was still there doing its little peak-a-boo on the tree which I now know to be him looking for a spot to home- in on to bore into in search for food.

This is a Pileated Woodpecker. The closer shot is the male and thanks to Molly, my dog, who was looking up, I also got a shot of his female companion sitting higher in the same tree upstair from my bedroom window.

It was pretty cool sight for Molly and me.

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