Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Early Morning Views

 Good morning,  We are in a stretch of very warm days this week, today another 100 plus degree F. Early mornings begin in the 80's and humid.

   We throw out a bit of seed on the deck and railing to enjoy the birds up close-but that has also brought in way too many squirrels. There are little to no predators here so they can really just take over. It's kinda funny but we have to guard the seed from them for a couple hours so the birds have a chance of getting any.

  One of the birds we enjoy watching is the red headed woodpecker. Sometimes we see a pair together-only difference is their size and we think we have two pairs. This morning-a sweet surprise-a young one.  We decided to sit outdoors for a bit with our coffees and I grabbed my camera. If sitting still the birds will come, and Not the squirrels.

  This was special watching this young red headed woodpecker, very active.


Excuse this poor deck-it needs replaced badly, can't think about that til we get the woods home sold




It was special to see the young one with an adult



This morning's sunrise was very similiar to yesterday-hazy



Happy mid-week & Food Wednesdays previous post


38 comments:

  1. What an absolute joy this must have been! We do get woodpeckers but this red headed one is especially pretty.
    Having looked at the forecast for Paris next week I have found that it may be 93F - we may spend more of our time in shops with a/c!!!! In 2019 the we were there it went up to a max of 105F - way out of my comfort zone so I certainly don't envy you with your rising temps! Take care.

    I had hoped to join you for Food Wednesday but have been getting bogged down trying to keep up with commenting!
    Hugs. Chrisx

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    1. We have really enjoyed watching the red headed woodpecker this summer-and he was here last winter too-we also have the red bellied, downy and others here. yes these temps would feel even hotter in a city too-shops and cafes will be perfect. we were 104 yesterday-pretty hot
      sometimes we have many life activities that are even more fun than being on the computer-check my food wednesdays post though as the format has changed for next week

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  2. Hot and humid weather is the worst...at least, the morning lake view is beautiful!

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  3. Did you see the adult feed the young one a seed? We LOVED our birds in Arkansas and we often saw that.. Hope to have feeders here in Tx soon.. maybe over the Winter or at least by Spring.. Super HOT here 105 F today. BUT we do not have the humidity that you have and to me thats makes a HUGE difference.. Stay cool my friend! I'm off to browse around in cool Hobby Lobby...lol Hugs! deb

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    1. yes we do see the males feeding the hens allot, this youngster is fully on his own looks like. we were 104 yesterday-way too hot for sure we will 100 today. oh have fun at Hobby Lobby always loved that store-hugs

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  4. ...that is way too hot for me, I'd melt! Stay cool.

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    1. way too hot for us too especially my husband with his heart condition we pretty much stay indoors with weather like this another 100 degree day today too ugh

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    2. Woodpeckers are so much fun to watch. And so colorful too. We are not enjoying this terrific heat...just another thing we must get through.

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    3. we are Not liking this extreme heat and humidity either I have been reading most of today

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  5. My crew loves baked beans, so we will definitely be trying these.

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  6. How fun to watch the birds. We stopped feeding this summer as there is a lot of avian flu around here and when we fed there were flocks of birds coming and it is very expensive on top of that.
    No food to show I ate it, steak on the grill with baked potato just the best.
    Cathy

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    1. yes the bird seed is very expensive and here at the lake house I can't handle the 50 pound bags from the mfa so it is more expensive in the smaller bags. it's something we really enjoy-if we just didn't have so many squirrels to deal with. I was hoping to get our grills going finally here the heat is too much over 100 again today

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  7. Oh, how nice! Beautiful birds! A couple of weeks ago when off to the summer party I heard one, but could not spot him, sadly. I´ve never seen one for real, so, thank you for sharing, Kathy!
    I know you don´t like the warm weather - you would love ours, I sit here in a jumper and feel still cold. Only 57F. Summer?

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    1. can't sleep so am up on the computer-we love the woodpeckers-they are so colorful, and full of personalities yes that is too cold for summer for sure-didn't you have a cold summer last year too-ugh hope you warm up

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  8. It was 107 F at 2 pm Wednesday. And I am trying to do things that don't require me to be in the heat. Sadly, I have to water my plants at least twice a day in this heat.

    What a beautiful woodpecker. Never seen one with a red head before. You are really blessed with nature all around you, Kathy.

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    1. Oh my that is even hotter than us do you have the humidity too? these red headed woodpeckers are so beautiful, and I recognize their song now-yes very blessed with nature here too like in the woods-there is allot of woods behind us there are deer that walk through

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  9. Such a beautiful way to spend the morning. Thankfully it's cool enough for you to enjoy.

    -Soma

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    1. thank you yes only in the early mornings though, and it has been hazy early too which helps

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  10. It is hot and humid here too. These days I stay indoors most of the time. The birds are beautiful and entertaining to watch them.

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    1. good morning, we pretty much need to stay indoors s well they are entertaining for sure

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  11. I hope you have lots of hummers too. I know you love them.

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    1. Good morning, we only have a couple pairs so far nothing like the many hummers at the woods home. we still have the visiting duck a couple times a week so that's fun

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  12. Your weather sounds hot. What a beautiful bird to have visiting.

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    1. Yes it has been a very hot summer here-today was a relief though in the 70's

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    1. thanks it needs replaced, but it is a nice spot to sit our and watch the birds and the boaters

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  14. Kathy we have several couples of these birds in our woods. Seen a fledgling just the other day too. Amazing how when they age their heads become red. Looks like the haze we are getting in the early mornings here when the heat rises. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Isn't it fun to be view the youngsters? love that we are having a wonderful cloudy cool day today-only in the 70's so far-a nice cool break for sure

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  15. love to see the woodpecker and the rest of your birs. Especially humingbirds :)

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  16. Wow, how wonderful to see the woodpeckers and their baby! Thanks for sharing 😁. I hope you are keeping well and many apologies that I haven't been visiting, what with having a terrible cold and then afterwards having friends over (with decorating to finish and cleaning to do before their arrival) I didn't find any time for blogging. Take care and sending you happy wishes for a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

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    1. No worries Jo, so glad you enjoyed your friends. we have enjoyed watching the bird youngsters coming to the seed

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