Friday, November 10, 2006

Our First Pileated Woodpecker

We saw this Pileated Woodpecker a few weeks ago. I sent a photo to Pam for Good Planets last weekend, but I wanted to post one here too. We were very excited to see this bird even though we've heard that it's a common bird, and people "see them everywhere." We had never seen one before, so it was quite a sight for us. We heard the woodpecker first with its rather raucous laughing call before we saw it fly to this tree. She stayed around long enough for me to snap three quick pics. Hey, even the common birds knock us out. I could drive you all crazy with photos of winter flocks of American Goldfinches that stay in our trees, or the Juncos, the Robins, the House Finches that flit about all day long. You're all lucky I spare you my obsessions!

What have you been seeing lately? If you've got a photo that depicts the beauty of our good planet, I hope you'll send it to Pam at Tortoise Trail for this Saturday's Good Planets post she's hosting. Her email is tortoisetrail at gmail dot com. Have a great weekend, friends.

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