Red-Breasted Sapsucker

This morning’s walk at Morden Colliery was a pretty normal walk.  Damp, foggy, lots of green and grey mosses and lichens and everything dripping with moisture.

Hiding and dancing around the tree trunk!

Hiding and dancing around the tree trunk!

But…. As we were walking towards the car…. I saw a flash of red out of the corner of my eye!  It was a Red-Breasted Sapsucker with the most brilliant red head!

I could have watched him all morning.

I could have watched him all morning.

He posed for me.

He danced around the tree.

He danced around the tree.

IMG_2831He danced around the tree and came back 5 times – each time I inched closer.  And he would dance away again.

I took many photographs as I watched him!  He would watch me as he dipped his head into one of the little holes he had drilled into the tree trunk; he would move from hole to hole, always checking on where I was!  What a wonderful way to end the walk!

I hope that you enjoy his show!


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March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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