Twofer Tuesday: The Woodpecker Edition

Glanced out my window to see a dark shape at the suet feeder, and assumed it was a grackle. Instead, it was a bird I’d never seen before: a Lewis’s Woodpecker.

Here’s the one photo I snapped before s/he flew across the yard:
Lewis's Woodpecker 001I ran to the other end of the house and took this photo from my standing-desk window:

Lewis's Woodpecker 020Such a delightful start to this day. As Tom Robbins wrote in Still Life with Woodpecker: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

7 thoughts on “Twofer Tuesday: The Woodpecker Edition

  1. Did you tell him any knock-knock jokes?

    He’s very special. Thanks for sharing him with us. (I’m sure it’s a male because of his gaudy colouring. 😉 )

    • I didn’t think to tell him a knock-knock joke. Darn!

      I was thinking same as you, that it had to be a male because of the coloring, but it turns out males and females have same coloring. A rare instance of color equality in the bird world. 🙂

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