Faye and I strolled along a woodland trail today. It was a very enjoyable walk on a quiet day with very kind weather. During the walk I saw a hole drilled by a woodpecker. Unfortunately I cannot upload the photo.
Nest hole? Unlikely, since it was less than 3 meters off the ground. Drilling for food? Probably.
Who knows? Who will ever know? Only the woodpecker.
This Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor to my feeders.
Thank you to all of my visitors and especially the newer visitors and followers.
I will very rarely write about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, events, personalities, which revolve around what is happening in the first half of 2020. There are many, many sources for news (and so-called news) about this terrible affliction; sources for facts (which may or may not be facts); for places to find opinions, informed and otherwise.
This is a place for a little respite, a little calm, perhaps a little tranquillity in the midst of all that is going on. It seems to me that many of us, most of us, perhaps almost all of us need a little respite, a little calm, a little tranquillity, a little pleasure, from all of the upheaval in our lives. I need such a place.
This is and will continue to be that kind of place.
I rummaged through photos and came across this one from July. I put out suet cakes for a week or two and this female Downy Woodpecker (link goes to allaboutbirds.org) regularly visited. She also visited the hummingbird feeder, right background, and I think was able to extract some nectar.
I resumed filling the seed feeders late last week and expect to see more visitors soon.