Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"The Owl & The Woodpecker" : A Wonderful Book About Birds

I love birds and we have been very lucky this year to have many different avian friends drop by our house. I have always been especially fond of Owls and Woodpeckers & we have quite a few of both varieties where we live. Last week DH gave me this wonderful book - it has some glorious photos.

These Downy Woodpeckers are daily visitors to our feeders -
they seem to be especially fond of suet.
Northern Flickers are one of my favorites - they also are daily visitors .
Highly visible & breathtakingly lovely
I think this is one of the sweetest photos in the book!
Two Northern Flicker babies waiting for breakfast.
Oh what an owl! I wish I could say we had these guys visiting every day! I always tell DH that I wish I could see more owls -he calmly responds " honey, you have to be awake after 10pm to be able to see them.." Oh! yes, well that's a thought!


Sandy said...

Don't you love to get a special book? One year the Pileated Woodpecker nested in a snag visible from the house, so we could watch the youngster grow.

sandra wyman said...

Had my lunch yesterday sitting with avian visitors high over the river Wharfe in teh Yorkshire Dales: piccies on my blog!

Judy H in NC said...

You need to read A Supremely Bad Idea by Luke Dempsey about his bird watching "ordeals". And isn't watching your birds a wonderful form of meditation.

Melinda Cornish said...

I miss hearing them! I used to have several pairs in the woods behind the house and they all "talked" back and got so they answered us too...

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