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Monday, July 9, 2018

Woodpeckers make me HAPPY!!!!!

A Pileated Woodpecker gives us all some advice!!!
Good Morning,  Friends...  Hope you had a good week and enjoyed the 4th of July with lots of friends and family...  I had family here --and we had a wonderful day today celebrating  AMERICA.   The crazy thing  (coming from someone who always takes lots of pictures) is that I must have been having WAY too much fun since I didn't take one single picture... ha ha   (BUT--we had a wonderful day!!!)

Today I'm sharing some of the BIRDS which make me happy...  Of course,  as I often say,  depending upon my attitude ---everything in life has meaning and makes me happy.   Even through the tough times and sad times,  I can find joy and happiness... Life is truly all about ATTITUDE!!!

I read an interesting quote today,  talking about whether we are EXISTING in this life,  or are we really  LIVING...  Hmmm---there have been times when I was probably just existing --but today,  I choose to LIVE.  What about you?

Sit back,  get another cuppa,  and enjoy my post today!  All of my bird pictures in the collage were taken in June, 2018.


Four of my favorite Woodpeckers visiting  my Bird Kitchen
Top Row (left to right):   Red Headed Woody;   Upside down Northern Flicker  (eating the rest of the suet, and telling me that I need to put out some more)
Middle Row:  Pileated  Woodpecker;  Northern Flicker  (eating the new suet and saying THANKS);  Red Headed Woodpecker
Bottom Row:  Pileated Woodpecker;  Daddy Downy Woodpecker and his baby  (who is as big as he is);   Downy Woodpecker now feeding his Baby!!

Of these four ---the prettiest one is the Red Headed.  BUT--they are all amazing!!

Now --I have a question for you...  which of those 4 woodpeckers is the 'real'  Woody Woodpecker????????????
Can you see it now??????   Well---depending upon where you live,  there are 4 different answers.... Some people say Red Headed Woodpecker;  some say Acorn Woodpecker;  others say Ivory Billed Woodpecker;   but right here in TN ---we think that the Pileated Woodpecker is the REAL Woody Woodpecker!!!!  What do you think?????


This is a drawing of a Pileated Woodpecker!!!!!   He's an amazing bird ---and comes to our feeders sometimes twice a day... He is LOUD and makes his presence known when he visits....




More Advice for US from a Pileated Woodpecker!!!  We should learn from the BIRDS!

Well---enough for today....Besides---  I need to get outside and sit on the deck on our new swing  (now that it's not raining and not as HOT),  and watch for more BIRDS as they come back and forth to the feeders...  What a LIFE!!!!!

Blessings,  and remember to be nice to our Birds!!!!!
Hugs,