Hello. No, I’m not a birdwatcher. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, although I do watch the birds that stop by my bird feeder that I can see out the bay window when I write at the kitchen table. (They’re the birds that gave me the idea for the name of this blog.)
Just as it was starting to snow this afternoon, a woodpecker that lives in the woods behind our house stopped by.
I think he’s a male (because his head is all red) Red-Bellied Woodpecker,* and I wonder if he watched Woody Woodpecker cartoons when he was growing up, the way I did when I was a kid.
*Page 102 in Stokes’ Beginner’s Guide to Birds.