He’s back!!!

I just love these Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Of all the feathery friends we’ve had this year, these are my absolute favorites. They’re very shy, though. As soon as we come to the window, they fly away. We have a "bird-watching" corner in the family room, with the camera and field guides ready to go. The kids are really learning their names; even our 4 year old knows the names of 7 species. I’d like to learn their bird calls. Maybe next year. Right now we’re enjoying our short, but captivating visits.