Friday, January 27, 2017

Get Them While You Can

The last fruits of our Cleveland Pear tree are hastily being taken by nearby birds and squirrels.  I watched this female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker enjoy a few the other day...

She picked the most shriveled ones dangling between the ripe ones
The fruits closest to the tree have already been taken 
so it can be a challenge to reach the tiny fruits on the farthest twigs
360 degree head turn
When she tired of the fruits, she pecked around in the tree trunk for a while
It's been a while since I've regularly posted here on my nature blog.  I've been working on a genealogy project and book for my Dad so that has consumed much of my time.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful weekend!