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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:47 PM

Making lunch, looking out my kitchen window, and saw this.....

...munching on the ripe berries on our ornamental cherry tree. Made my day! (too the picture through the window over sink - would have scared it away if I went out onto the deck!)





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Reply Making lunch, looking out my kitchen window, and saw this..... (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 OP
arcane1 Jun 2013 #1
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #2
BlueStreak Jun 2013 #3
uppityperson Jun 2013 #4
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #5
uppityperson Jun 2013 #6
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2013 #7
Curmudgeoness Jun 2013 #8
BlueStreak Jun 2013 #9

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:51 PM

1. Cute!! What kind of birdy is it?

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:52 PM

2. Pileated Woodpecker - the size of a crow - truly impressive creatures!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 12:52 PM

3. Pileated Woodpecker?

 

They are beautiful creatures. We occasionally have some, but usually we get the smaller woodpeckers (Downy, hairy, and red-bellied)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 01:06 PM

4. Woody Woodpecker! How fun to see one but I have to protest what you write.

RIPE cherries? Oh, wait, ripe berries on ornamental cherry. But still...tiny little fruits here waiting waiting waiting for warmer nights.

I love pileateds, sometimes have one fly through our wood or we hear the rat tat tat tat.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:37 PM

5. are the PNW cherries ripe yet (the real ones?)? We've had cherries coming in at stores here,

but I forgot to source them (whole foods, costco)....they've not been all that good - not crisp/firm enough, and some moldy ones as well.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:39 PM

6. I do not think so. Strawberries are and raspberries should be starting. Local strawberries are

nothing like "made to last" ones too. I haven't seen cherries yet, think it'll be a bit. The babies wave hi to you.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

7. when we lived there, I recall going to Carnation to pick wonderful strawberries....

my daughter is happy as can be living in Seattle - just spoke to her. My wife and I can't wait to visit her!

Hi, babies!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:29 PM

8. What a wonderful sighting!

I had an apartment in Houston that faced a woods. I was on the second floor and had a balcony looking into the woods. I had the privilege of seeing a Pileated Woodpecker nesting hole from the balcony and watched that pair raise their babies. I could not have been more honored.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 07:18 PM

9. There is one just outside my office window right now.

 

Unfortunately it is dusk, so I can't get a good picture.

I have a pile of old firewood he's poking at. I bet there are some tasty bugs in there.

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