Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Thursday, April 21, 2011

Finding and Tucking a Treasure~

It is one thing when a creature finds a delectable treasure, yet another thing to find a great hiding place to tuck it for later. Many times, I have watched as one bird will tuck something away and within minutes either another songbird will come along, or even a squirrel and take what was hidden. That being said, this Red-bellied Woodpecker probably also found many nice tidbits that another had also hidden away, so it all balances itself out, or at least I hope it does~







12 comments:

  1. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a busy bird.

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  2. You got yourself a lovely set of images there Mary. The bird is so well lit in the sunlight and looks very colourful against the tree and background. What a great gift a bird feeder was for your father in law, I bet he was really pleased. Please accept my best wishes for the New Year for all your family, and most important, keep blogging, keep birding and keep posting.

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  3. Are you sure about your ID? Looks like female Red-bellied Woodpecker. Either way it is a beautiful bird. We get Red-breasted Sapsuckers here and they drill tons of wells into my neighbor's birch tree.

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  4. Great post. Our chickadees hide sunflower seeds in the trees and sometimes they start to grow.

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  5. Survival of the most ingenious treasure hunter! ;-)

    The photographs are gorgeous, as are the ones above of the yellow.bellied bird above! What a wonderful gift you gave your father-in-law! I'd love to have a bird feeder, but I have no way to put one, living in an apartment. I love to watch the birds who visit the trees in the back of the building.

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  6. You have a female Red-bellied woodpecker here and she really is on the lookout for whoever might be watching her. Great shots, and such a pretty gal .
    B..

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  7. Ahh, caught in the act! I do love to watch the woodland creatures hide their treasures. Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing

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  8. Such delightful shots of this charmer!

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  9. Wonderful photos of the woodpecker! WOW!

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  10. I have this bird too and she loves the suet. Great shots!

    SWF

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  11. I love this woodpecker so much...and its so rare up here! Great serie Mary :) Have a great easter week-end !

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