Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Isn't she cute...

 Yesterday I was out in the yard gardening...and I heard a bird noise that I wasn't familiar with...so I went in the house to get my camera...and I walked... oh so quietly around the back yard...and then I spotted her...
 She was way up in the neighbor's tree...a Ladder Backed or Nuttall Woodpecker...as far as I could tell...but then I'm not a birdologist...I just used my handy Birds of North America book...and there she was! It says in California the two are often confused...well...I am generally confused...so I give up...it could be either one!
She was looking for some some good bugs way up there...it says in the book that they don't drill like other woodpeckers...they chip away the old bark...this is the first time I've seen one of these...we usually have the Gila woodpeckers here...boy do they drill into the trees...you should see the scars on my big apple tree!
Anyway...for those of you who don't know me very well...I should let you know that I know that there's no such word as a birdologist...those of you who know me very well know that I tend to make up silly words...well...because I can! I just wanted to clear that up, so you don't think I'm a total moron...I'm just a bit touched ...that's all....and by the way...have you ever seen the word "know" used so many times in a sentence!
It's still cooling off here...this morning it is chilly...although the weatherman says it is still supposed to be in the 70's...will we ever see winter again?? The temps have been great for all the gardening...but I have been too distracted by the nice weather and I am way behind on the inside things I must do...like sewing, and getting my house back in shape after the holiday decor came down...so...
Until next time...enjoy the day!!!

6 comments:

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Yes, she IS adorable! What pretty feathers she has!

I love that blanket you are working on, too. So pretty! You are soooo patient!!

Becky

Parsley said...

Aww. I just love nature. Got to see a family of deer in the field yesterday. Love it!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Great close up shots. I love to bird watch too and put out food for them and keep our bird baths full. It is so calming to watch them.

Mary Smither said...

She's adorable. Great shot!

Nancy in MT said...

Stunning photos of this beautiful woodpecker, always enjoy birds, wildlife. Have never seen a real pic of this species.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awww....she is a beauty. Wonderful photos!!! What kind of berries are those? (Yikes - I'm beginning to feel like California is a whole other world or something!) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin