Date: 3/15/23 8:01 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Armchair birding
It is always interesting to see who is bothered by the fierce wind and
who isn't.  The Pileated Woodpeckers don't seem to mind it a bit.  I've
seen one both mornings on our brisk dog walk.  Later on yesterday they
were zipping through the yard.

I called my neighbor to tell her that I was looking at THREE of them. 
Two males were chasing each other around the tree trunk.  I was sitting
at the dining room table giving her a constant commentary on the
wonderful action in the yard:   "There is the Creeper, oops, the female
Sapsucker just came in, the Hairy just showed up, etc."    A Pileated
was also on the kitchen window feeder tray several times.  How
convenient is that, seeing all these great birds from the comfort of
your home?

Just now a Carolina Wren was outside the window with some animal hair in
its bill.  It may be building a nest in the Williamsburg bottle under
the eaves.

Bruni Haydl
Charles Town, WV
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