Thursday, February 26

Guess what I saw

A GREEN WOODPECKER! It was eating insects from our back lawn. Soo cool. From behind in was very hard to identify as it's feathers matched the grass exactly. I watched it from the kitchen window as long as I could, trying to mentally record it's characteristics, before I grabbed my bird book. Until I found the woodpecker description I thought it may have been a bee eater.

Here's the current official list of birds we've seen in our yard*
Robin
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Black bird
Green Woodpecker

*I'm not including the birds I've seen but not identified.

The birds demolished the suet rings Audrey and I hung around the back yard. So, yesterday the girls and I made a bird feeder from a plastic bottle and 2 wooden spoons. I saw the idea on The Crafty Crow.

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'm so jealous! You've got a great variety of birds to watch there. I've never seen a green woodpecker ~ stunning.

The Smith's said...

I took photos of a woodpecker in my yard yesterday but not a GREEN one. Very cool!

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Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Green woodpeckers! How crazy is that?!

Andie said...

I saw a great idea somewhere on the blogosphere were the kids drew pics of the birds they saw and then the mom made them into a calander. I thought it was a GREAT idea. You could totally do that too.
I don't think I've ever seen a green woodpecker before!
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Anonymous said...

Please ask that green woodpecker to hang
around until I come visit..i want to
see it too. mom

Leslie said...

that bird is amazing....you are so lucky to be where you are and see things like this

Lisa said...

"So cool" is right!!!!! I'm envious! Your photos of your trip are lovely. What a great experience for everyone and wonderful memories!

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