"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 24, 2015

One Lucky California Acorn Woodpecker....

This little woodpecker*** slammed
into one of our front windows as
it was being chased by a local hawk.

Fortunately we heard the "thud"
and went outside to see what had happened... 

Russell held this beautiful bird to keep it warm for about 30 minutes while it regained
it's senses and was able to fly away.
Hopefully it was okay. 

We do love our wildlife.


  1. This would have made a great Awww Monday you know. This happened last weekend at the yacht club we were visiting. We hope that bird was okay too.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and my very best to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  2. That's amazing the bird let him hold it. How many people can say they've held a woodpecker?

  3. Oh goodness, so happy to see that it surely must be okay. I arrived back home yesterday to discover a sweet little Barn Swallow did the same thing to our front living room window, but his is not a happy ending. So very sad when this happens, and yesterday wasn't even a bright and sunny day.

  4. Gorgeous bird! How nice he had you for support!

  5. So glad you saved this little bird. It's one of the fortunate ones.

  6. That's good luck, all right! Getting away from being lunch by getting a concussion might not be a first choice, but it sure worked!


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