Backyard birdy

At the end of an off-and-on rainy Sunday afternoon, just as I was watching out the kitchen window, this little finch popped in for a bite to eat. The weather has been variable today. Neither people nor wildlife knew what was going to come at them next, so most of the day they sheltered in dry quarters.

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Of course, because of Covid-19, there weren’t too many places the people could go, and the birds apparently weren’t keen on the weather. Maybe tomorrow the sun will shine.

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Thanks for braving the uncertain weather and visiting me today.

See you soon!
Trail Walker (aka Carolyn)

 

Covid-19 Morning Entertainment

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At home, during the covid-19 lockdown here in northeast Ohio, I can’t gather with my (human) friendsĀ  for a cup of coffee (or a mug of cocoa, my preferred beverage). So this morning I turned to my backyard friends for entertainment, and the pileated woodpeckers didn’t let me down. They flew in, and hung around for 10-15 minutes, solo and in pairs, giving me enough time to snap some pictures to share with you.

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They’re very adept at climbing.
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Whoops, not always adept at holding on.

But when food is on the menu, they will persevere and find a tasty tidbit of suet.

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Appetites satisfied, they launch themselves off the feeder and fly back to the tall tree…

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And eventually move on to another neighborhood. If we’re lucky they will return this evening (or the next time they get hungry). If we’re very lucky, the bluebirds will come by. I haven’t seen them for ages, but, as they say, hope springs eternal. Meanwhile, I don’t know what you are doing for entertainment these days, but if you enjoy watching the birds come back for another visit to see what flies in.

Thanks for stopping by today.
~Trail Walker (aka Carolyn L.)

 

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