Friday, December 28, 2007

Pileated Woodpecker - Must Share This With You


I know this is not a holy card, but it is a wondrous blessing to be shared.


Absolutely a spiritual occasion when a pileated woodpecker came to visit us the other day. HUGE bird. Approximately 15 inches long with a 36" wing span...and he was inches away from my window
eating suet. Stayed there for 15 minutes. Rarely seen in our area yet he blessed us with a visit and we will give thanks to God for this sight.

11 comments:

Ed said...

Wow Micki, How beautiful that is.

Micki said...

Ed - I'm glad there is someone else who thinks he is just beautiful. One more piece of information about this bird. He was the model used for (are you old enough to remember?) Woody Woodpecker....
Hahahahaha, that's the woody woodpecker song." Check out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amCBb1BqT08

Anonymous said...

Now that is something else. How neat!! He looks too big for any bird feeder. Glad you shared that picture!!

Love
Tracy

Esther said...

Beautiful! I thought this was a painting.

Micki said...

Tracy - It wasn't a "bird feeder" it was a hanging suet feeder inside a wire container, so he hung there pecking at the suet.

Esther - it could be a painting...I found it on the internet to give you all a look at what he looked like. We got a picture but it's not as fantastic as these were.

The Epiphany Artist said...

They are wonderful I think they will be in heaven along with all the wonderous creatures surrounding God , Saints and Souls :)

Micki said...

TEA - It is comforting to think that all the beauty will be with us forever....also there is to come more of what we can't begin to know. How exciting.

Easter A. said...

Oh my, what a beauty! God be parised for his creations! Thank you for sharing this with us, Micki!

catholicandgop said...

He must have been beautiful. Earlier this fall we saw a hummingbird in our backyard. I have never seen a hummingbird in my life. Not sure where he came from, I have no idea if they can survive here since I've never seen one before and the Chicago fall and winter can be so cold. But he was just so beautiful. I hope he went someplace safe.

Thanks for sharing.

Micki said...

Easter - It's so wonderful to find others who enjoy seeing this magnificient creature.

Catholicandgop - I'm in Indiana and we have hummers all summer...they arrive in April/May and stay until September/October. I'm sure your "tottleing town" hummer will be fine...they get themwselves back to warmer areas with no trouble.

catholicandgop said...

Good to hear. I've never seen one in my life. I did read about a rare one that they found in Wisconsin and captured because it couldn't survive there.