Just last week we were finally privileged enough to see for the very first time a small group of about six cedar waxwings in the tree near our feeders. I was overjoyed as I had been hoping to see these lovely birds ever since we moved in about a year and a half ago. Finally!
(picture by christina010365 at photobucket)
This morning the back yard outside our kitchen window was its typical menagerie of birds, but just beyond the yard where the ground dips towards the creek we caught sight of a magnificent pileated woodpecker.
(picture by shekk at photobucket)
We were beginning to wonder about the cardinals as e hadn’t seen them much at all this winter. The Ohio Farm and Dairy newspaper had a recent article that mentioned people’s concerns about their absence in
Along with the red bellied woodpecker showing up this morning as well, we also had the usual menagerie of titmice, junkos, nuthatch, blue jays, purple finch, goldfinch, downy and hairy woodpeckers. What a treat to have this incredible variety of winged ones gather on a regular basis outside our window. And people wonder why I don’t mind standing at the sink washing dishes. : )
(red belliedwoodpecker by theologian100 at photobucket)