I was excited to see the big guy land and hang around as long as he did. He is a Pileated Woodpecker and though we see them in the area from time to time, usually their stay is too fleeting to catch with my camera.
This morning the camera was at hand and he stuck around long enough for me to get a few shots through the window.
He was not interested in drilling holes in this tree but wanted to drink from a fountain in our yard. The fountain runs all year, though it does freeze in the winter there is always a trickle running no matter the temperature for the winter birds to drink from.
Another very nice happening this morning was seeing the old (though not all that old) and the new coming together.
Yes, they are becoming friends quite quickly. It was good to see Fidget and Lemme sleeping together. It was the first time and at first I thought they were in a rowel again, but then noticed no one was moving and they’d fallen asleep together.
The camera woke Lemme up and he changed positions, but didn’t venture off from his new buddy, Fidget.
Right now, as I am writing, Lemme has spread himself across my arms and Fidget is fast approaching, probably looking for his new brother.
The bliss of harmony at last. It is that time of year isn’t it? Peace on Earth and goodwill to all.
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