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:
Something looking back at me!
He was pretty interested in what I was doing. Maybe he wants to learn how to weave!
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.
He’s very handsome!
Looking for grubs in that window frame and deciding whether or not turning your house into splinters is a good idea.
Amazing photos, and how lovely to see him up so close!
Marcus Ranum says
Bird looks grumpy to me!