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Saturday, November 16, 2013

My own wood carver!

A red-head caught my eye today!  The handsome creature began carving my Red Oak tree trunk, and when he was finished, it looked like this ~


In my dreams...the photo of the above carving was taken at the gallery the other day ;)

My wood carver was 'head-bent' and determined to chip away though ~ He definitely looked focussed.

This male pileated woodpecker was striking, in more ways than one.  Check out those eyes!  He held his head way back ....



and then proceeded to chip away:


After leaving his mark, off he flew to the utility pole across the street ~


Here's a short clip of him in action:

Another handsome visitor, in the form of a local fireman collecting for the Christmas food drive ~ my donation was at the end of my driveway, which was picked up with a friendly wave and thanks :)






8 comments:

  1. The carving reminds me of someone. A pity he wasn't carved with a shopping trolley.
    The woodpecker is earning his name.....brilliant.

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    1. :) Thanks Adrian ~ I am used to seeing smaller birds on the trees here, but always delighted to see the red-head!

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  2. I love wood carvings. I must look in to increasing my little collection.
    I was half expecting to hear a cry of 'timber' at the end of the video.

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    1. Yes, the wood carvings are amazing ~ you'd love the gallery I found. 'Timber' would have been a good call!

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  3. The wood carving and the woodpecker are both fascinating in their own way.
    Well done with the food donation. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ I was surprised to see the woodpecker ~ visits are few and far between. It's handy that the firemen come around collecting for the food drive. Any kids in the neighbourhood enjoy giving them their donation while eyeing up the bright red fire truck. Win/win all around.

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  4. What an interesting wood carving, wish it was in my garden.
    That woodpecker is fantastic, I did enjoy the video.
    Good on the firemen and you for donating.xxxx

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    1. Yes, Snowbird, that wood carving would look good in your new garden! Might be kind of hard to ship though ;) Thanks ~

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