We’ve doubled down on dawgs..some of our friends and family are away down south so we get to dog-sit. Around the house reading and the dogs kept barking at a noise that sounded like someone knocking on a distant door..so we went out to investigate..
(..and talk abot copying posts..shim farm had this earlier in the week )..turned out to be a Pleated-Woodpecker. He was flitting from dead tree to dead tree and spending 5 minutes ravaging each. Those guys are BIG..and powerful..2-3 times the size of a regular woodpecker. I had seen one fly over last summer but this was the first chance I got to see one in action. Amazing but it would not let me get close enough for a shot with my camera/phone.
..and I was taking a look at the deer-hunting stand..needs work ( and I need to close it off my todo list before winter ends) but it was a little too icy and slippery to be up that high..so it will have to wait for a warmer day!