You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, February 04, 2011

At the feeder

We live in a great area for bird watching and enjoy quite a variety of birds in our yard. We have feeders and suet cages in both the front and back yards and the kids often sit at the window with their binoculars and field guide to see if we have any new visitors.

This morning a female red bellied woodpecker stopped by for breakfast.

Lard and seeds, yum!

We have a male red bellied woodpecker that frequents our front yard, but those windows are much dirtier (they're kid height) and he's very skittish so it's hard to get a good picture of him.

Both Bill and his dad can identify just about any bird at a glance. Hank is getting pretty good at it too - though his young mind remembers more than I'll ever forget (which is a lot).  I have to scour the field guide and stare at each picture. How about you?

1 comment:

misszippy said...

I love to look out at the birds (and so do my kitties!). Woodpeckers are so much fun to spot.


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