Wednesday 4 July 2012: Lady Wilford
Celebration is in order! The most handsome little woodpecker has discovered my sister's feeder!
Her tree, a spectacular Chionanthus virginicus also known as the fringe tree, is the local hangout for all the birds living in the nearby woods; she's visited daily by the cardinals, doves, sparrows and red finches, catbirds, blackbirds, robins, a northern flicker, rabbits, two zooming chipmonks and two zany squirrels whom she's named Dyson and Gavone. Dyson is named after the vacuum cleaner that sucks up everything in it's path, and Gavone is an Italian word for an ill-mannered person (or squirrel in this case.) Both squirrels have voracious appetites!
Lady Wilford flew in to scout the action at least four times and I promptly fell in love with her sweet demeanor. She's perky, adorable and has a curious disposition. It was such a pleasure to watch her swing on the feeder as she pecked for the good stuff! There's more Wilford on my flickr page here and here!
I hope all my American blipbuddies are enjoying the day's festivities. I can hear the fireworks going off but I'm just as happy to be sitting in my living room tonight watching the History Channel.