May 7, 2017

A pair of Downy Woodpeckers in our back yard this afternoon:

Downy Woodpecker (male)

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Here’s a link to activity at the bubbler this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoGriw-CZZc

Finally, early morning as I was taking a walk in the next neighborhood over, I heard a strange honking noise.  I followed the sound, and found a peacock atop somebody’s roof!  The homeowner came out, shirtless and a mug of coffee in his hand, and explained that the peacock had shown up a couple of weeks ago.  He said that it wasn’t usually so vocal.  He also said it liked to roost about twenty feet up in an oak tree next to his house.