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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, November 6, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday -the Red Head

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Red-bellied Woodpecker - visited the bird buffet a couple of days ago.  A most welcome customer.  Understand that he likes dried meal worms which were on the breakfast menu that day.  I'm most happy to hold my nose and put more out if he'll visit again!

Here are a few more views, including a shot of his bell (second row left) so you can kind of see where he gets his name.

 Linking to: Wild Bird Wednesday .


Dave said...

Beautiful montage of shots Faye.... its a lovely bird to be getting in the garden

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful woody. Wow this is a real delight.

I have never seen one like this all red head .

Thanks for sharing.

Jo's World said...

One of my very favorites!



mick said...

Nice photos and a beautiful bird. Thanks for the explanation of his name - a lot of names are just not comprehensible to those of us who live in other parts of the world.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ooooo fabulous - great shots. I don't think I've ever seen this bird before.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very beautiful bird. I hope he comes back.

eileeninmd said...

Love your pretty woodpecker. They are neat birds to have visiting!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such beauties and they are great to photograph, not so good to an all wooden home though. They are they worst at banging out holes ;(

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots but I LOVE the first one!
These guys are one of my favorites. My suet feeder is up so I'm hoping it won't be long.

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! This is one of my favorite woodpeckers!

Pamela said...

did you see on FB where one was spotted east of here in n/e oregon. A rare and exciting find. Some of my birding friends drove over there (an hour and a half) and took photos.