Nuttall ought to do to make us happy
Monday June 10th 2013, 10:55 pm
Filed under: Life,Wildlife

Saw a Nuttall’s woodpecker two days ago; they live in California on down to Baja with a few into Oregon but overall a small range.

Richard heard it working away this morning, over thataway.

Well then. I was watering the fruit trees this evening and I knew the pattern when I saw it. The background doesn’t show the intense black and white contrast, but the end of the feather there looks as if it were pulled taut, ready to sail into the wind. I like that.

I thought of the days when Richard and I would hold our little ones over our heads (well, mine, anyway) to see mama bird feeding the babies in the crook of the 8′ ash stump the former owners had left for the woodpeckers to carve a home out of–and they had.

That stump has long since gone the way of the earth.

Good to know that whatever this generation of woodpecker needs, it has found.

And. A friend was asking around for advice about her young daughter, and I remembered this article and thought, choose your battles wisely and let go of your pride. But ya gotta love the expression on that eagle’s face on the right in that first photo.


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“Oh, man! I told YOU to let go!!!”
Priceless, and a good illustration in all relationships…letting something go can be so much better for everyone.

Comment by Pam 06.11.13 @ 6:02 am

I think Pam hit the nail on the head with her interpretation of the eagles’ expression. Disgusted! Just disgusted!

Comment by Don Meyer 06.11.13 @ 9:20 am

Love those eagles!

Comment by RobinM 06.11.13 @ 11:04 am

Great illustration of the old saw, “Pride goeth…”

Comment by twinsetellen 06.11.13 @ 7:11 pm

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