The Woodpecker

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.


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