Thursday, June 16, 2011


When I went out in the front this evening to water a little bit, I heard a very loud pecking sound.  Looking up into the large pine tree in the front yard I saw THREE pileated woodpeckers!  I had never seen one before.

I do apologise for the very poor quality of the photos.  They were just too far up there to get a good picture of them.  If you go to the link above you can see a better representation of how they look.  They are big birds!  Woody Woodpecker was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a child and these certainly did remind me of him.

I had to call my neighbor to come over so she could see them, too.  We think it was a couple and their child.  We really enjoyed watching them pecking away and flying from tree to tree.  It was just so exciting to me to see them.

When Mr. Muddling got home they had flown away home.  Bummer!

Hope you see something exciting, too!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Look at those flashes of red! And very lucky you had a big tree for them to peck at, rather than your house. In these parts, they do a lot of destruction on wood siding. Well, by "they" I mean woodpeckers in general -- probably not the same beautiful variety LOL.

deb said...

How exciting, I would have loved to have seen them !!!!

Oiyi said...

Wow, I don't think I have ever seen a woodpecker in real life. That's so neat!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

They are so cute! Don't you love being surprised by mother nature's creatures? blessings,Kathleen

Susan said...

Holy cow! those are some big birds. I meant to tell you that I love your latest quilt. Nice job pulling it all together.