Friday Feathers: Just Pecking A Hole In Your Palm Tree

Woody woodpecker has been seen on numerous occasions, clinging to the trunk of one of our palm trees. Usually he flies away before his photo shoot, but yesterday he was too busy to notice he was being spied on. That’s quite a sizeable hole already. I hope he intends making his home there and raising a family.

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Last year, one of our neighbours across the lake told hubby that he became so irritated by the rat-a-tat-tat of a woodpecker incessantly pecking at a tree in his backyard, that he had the tree chopped down. I don’t know about you, but that’s what I would definitely call overkill. I felt sorry for the palm tree as well as the woodpecker.

Happy weekend to you all.

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Feathers On Friday: Exquisite In White

Seen at our local wildlife reserve. Mr Great Egret puts on a courtship display to attract the ladies.

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These long feather plumes are called aigrettes and in the early 1900’s, because of their especially beautiful long feathers, these birds were almost hunted to extinction when their feathers were required to adorn ladies’ hats. Happily, this terrible practice motivated bird lovers to organise the protection of these and other threatened birds, resulting in the creation of some of America’s first bird protection societies.

Wishing you all a pleasant and relaxing weekend.

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Isolated Objects

Here’s a gorgeous tri-coloured heron in monochrome for this week’s ‘Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge‘. Still so beautiful and and even more elegant without the colour.

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Feathers On Friday: Perry and Penny Get Together.

The pelicans have been rather tardy in making an appearance here this winter, but a few days ago I spotted this pair from my kitchen window.

Penny was looking down from her perch and cooing in her sultry ‘Mae West’ voice to her friend Perry ” Hey Handsome, why don’t you come up and see me sometime?”

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Perry, who had been hoping for an invitation from the beautiful lady upstairs, was in the process of preening himself.

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It didn’t take very long for him to accept her kind invite and soon the two of them were well on their way to becoming BFWB.

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Another Mae West quote which I really love, is, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Wishing you all a very happy and relaxing weekend.

Feathers On Friday: Our Peaceful Hearts Will Beat As One.

Danny and Daisy share a loving moment and in so doing, create a sweet heart shape.

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Today is ‘World International Peace Day’ and even after almost 50 years, this message from John Lennon never gets old and will always stay relevant. Wishing you all a peaceful and relaxing weekend.

Thursday’s Special: Saturation

Well, here in Florida I think we’ve reached saturation point with all the rain we’ve been having, but today the sun is shining so here’s hoping we’ll have blue skies for the weekend.

One very colourful visitor to our backyard is Mildred Muscovy. She has a face that only a mother could love, but maybe in Muscovy world, she would win a beauty contest.

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I’ll add just a touch more rouge to make her really outstanding and get her noticed by the judges.

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Happy weekend, everyone. To join Paula’s Thursday’s Special Challenge, click the link below.

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Friday Blues

A regular visitor to our bird feeder is Mr. Chatterbox the Blue Jay. He’s such a cheeky bird and will loudly see off any other competitors in the race for birdseed.

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This photo was taken through my bathroom window, one of my best places from which to view the wildlife in our backyard.

Wishing you all a splendid weekend and a very happy Mothers’ Day to all the mothers who visit my blog.