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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - the Acrobat




A red-bellied woodpecker that hangs out--literally--in a tree in the front yard. He even lit on the step railing to check out the bird buffet, but I was too slow in grabbing the camera.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday .


13 comments:

Faye said...

In case Blogger is still giving me trouble with text. I can see it, but you may not be able to. This is a red-bellied woodpecker. And, according to my birder cousin, a female. According to her, the male's red stripe extends all the way over top of head to beak.

Lois Evensen said...

I'm able to read the text on the post. Very nice images! :)

mick said...

Great photos and a beautiful bird to have "hanging out" in your yard.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

She's gorgeous! (I can see your text just fine.)

TexWisGirl said...

this text came thru just fine. :)

i love these girls and guys.

EG CameraGirl said...

I do love red-bellied woodpeckers! Neat shot, Faye!

Gary said...

He's a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so lovely - woodpeckers are so wonderful to get photos of.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Got to love those cute Woodpeckers!!!

NatureFootstep said...

sometimes I wish I could do things like that. :)

Brian King said...

These are one of my favorite woodpeckers! We get them during the winter when the feeders are out. Nice shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI I can't believe you have these in your back yeard. you ae so fotunate. Great shots.

eileeninmd said...

He is hanging in there, great shots of the woodie! Happy weekend to you!