Hello, Hairy

Kestrel has had another close-up encounter of the bird kind, and this guy cracks me up.


So there I was, minding my own business, when I heard this odd noise, a sort of squeak or chirp. I looked at the window and what did I see:

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Something looking back at me! 

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He was pretty interested in what I was doing. Maybe he wants to learn how to weave! 

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Or maybe he was just hunting for bugs. This is a Hairy Woodpecker and they are fairly common here. There is another type called a Downy Woodpecker that is virtually identical but much smaller than this guy. He could not see me through the window; he never would have tolerated me holding my phone up to him to take his picture if he had seen me. 


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