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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a different kind of bird feeder.

To all of you who think I'm crazy for dragging that dead deer into my car and onto my property...i have a new birdfeeder for my nerd hobby. This is a female Downy Woodpecker, she is pecking at the bones of my spike deer (a.k.a dirty birdy feeder). Every morning I listen to her "tappa-tappa-tappa. tap tap tap" at the bones, it makes a hollow sound. She's very quick and zips around the bones like its her job. And I guess it is her job seeing as she's a woodpecker.

Its one of those "awwww, ewwwwww" relationships. I watch her tap out her morning ritual. "Awww," because Downy Woodpeckers are tiny balls of adorable. "Ewwwww," because she's pecking at a corpse. Why is she doing this? For the sweet, sweet sewet and for the little bits of nutrients stuck to the bones of deer. Circle of life, bitches. It ain't pretty. But its cool.


  1. That is absolutely lovely Jane. Hey I just discovered you have a blog. I'm going to link you.

  2. I've been reading tracy's bourgeous blog. little grant is getting to be a big boy.

  3. the downy woodpecker has a fuzzy nose. its fucking cute as hell. she hasn't stopped by in about a week, though.