Downy or Hairy???

 I read an article by Rhiannon L. Crain on the differences of 2 types of woodpeckers, the downy and hairy. Part of the article is featured below: “……Downy and hairy woodpeckers have similar coloration and behavior. But there are two big differences that separate them.  How to identify them: This is where things get tricky. Downy […]

Downy Woodpecker

I took this photograph from my kitchen window.  This is a cute female downy woodpecker.  I like this photograph because the woodpecker was above my sight line and resting on part of the trunk of the tree.  I love the detail of the beak and claws that are gripping the tree. The following information about […]

Why Should You Take Pictures?????

When our daughter Nichole got married 11 years ago, she wanted her reception in our back yard.  The backyard had a huge and steep hillside full of pyracantha. ” pyracanthas a genus of thorny evergreen large shrubs in the family Rosacea, with common names firethorn or pyracantha……” I must admit for all of the pyracantha […]