Saturday Sabbatical

Woodpecker_2I was so busy posting while you were out buying DVD players for 1.98 that you have catch up reading over here. So check out the turkey frying and Reverend Billy. These two photos are for Roxanne, my favorite photo buddy over at Melange and Hoss, another suet master. I took them early yesterday morning. This is the mama. She stays, along with her main squeeze, all winter. Wait. I guess that’s me. Well, she hangs with some redhead all winter and each Spring they present me with their darling family of four or five, all having bad feather days and severe cowlicks. She eats here, and nests here but works diligently on her dream home in the neighbor’s cedar siding. He keeps thwarting her efforts with wood putty.Woodpecker2

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13 responses to “Saturday Sabbatical

  1. Great shots! I didn’t go anywhere NEAR a store yesterday 😉

  2. Vicki, she’s stunning! Of course she would stay with you all winter, where else could she have these free gourmet dining experiences? Is this some of the “peanut oil suet” you were making? If so, it seems to be a big hit. This birdy should go see the Carnival of the Birds.

    “Scorpion tatoos”? Is there a rash of these going around the universities? Anyway, she’s of age now and can pierce or tatoo anything she wants. Of course, when she wants to get it taken off she will have to pay for the laser surgical removal herself. I know it costs more than to get a tatoo put on. I think she would still tell me and doubt she would ever consider a tatoo. Needles are not one of her favorite things. This whole topic reminds me of a poster, strategically mounted on the ceiling of a maternity labor room that showed a puppy in a big bowl of spaghetti. It read, “Somethings are easier to get into, than out of.”

    Do you have any more pictures of the fat little squirrel?

  3. Awwww, gee. Pretty bird!! Pretty bird!! Will need plenty of suet to get through a Michigan winter, though. But you know that, having done it before. I love how nice you are to the feather merchants.

  4. Your squirrel looks different from our East Coast squirrels. Smaller and redder. Great pics!

  5. Your squirrel looks different from our East Coast squirrels. Smaller and redder. Great pics!

  6. What a gorgeous bird. We have done a lot of bird watching around here and also feeders for science projects. Our younger daughter’s favorite animal when small was the bird. We would take her to fancy zoos, and she would shriek with delight if she saw a crow. It was quite bizarre.

  7. Good pic, Vicki! The bird’s Thanksgiving, huh?

  8. Vicki, we flew American on frequent flyer miles (took almost all we had). I can pack in an hour, but paying for the trip is another story (especially first class!).

  9. Wow, Those pictures are great. Beautiful bird, we don’t have anything like that around here.

  10. Holy Moly, I have a lot of catch-up to do here. And I’ve only been gone a few days!

    Pretty bird.

  11. Holy Moly, I have a lot of catch-up to do here. And I’ve only been gone a few days!

    Pretty bird.

  12. Wonderful pictures of a wonderful bird.

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