Downy Woodpecker on an Olive Tree branch

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© Andrea Petersen
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Let us follow after the things which make for peace...Romans 14: 19

The olive tree
Is a resting place
To wait patiently
Without quarrel
For a piece of suet,
After the squirrel
Has gone thru' it;
Then he may allow
The birds to follow...

Poetry by me, AJP

This is how they keep peace in the animal kingdom...They each have their own pecking order:)
We set out suet today and both squirrels and birds are crazy about it, but whoever gets there
first is usually the squirrel...The birds sneak in there once in awhile too when the squirrel
has its head turned. It is fun to see how the wildlife in nature solve their problems.

Thank you so much Davide Simone for the kind spotlight.

18 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Handsome! This scene has been relieved SO many times around my bird feeders!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    So sweet!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Wonderful !!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    You have a remarkable eye, Andrea. Very nice.

  • Sarah Springer

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  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    So Cute! My park was full of these little creatures :)

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Wow, thats a nice one! Very crisp!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    sweeeeet shot! love the warm colors.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    You are an expert at bird photography, Andrea!!! This shot is wonderful and I like your poem.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    too cute!!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    I love the Downys.

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful image !

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Great catch. Though small, VERY PROUD !!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    Just yesterday we saw a small woodpecker go into one of the birdhouses here at home. I had never seen them do that before.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    One of my absolute favorite birds.. a familiar scenario here too, we have a very bossy squirrel in charge here and I have to chase him away at times. A absolutely gorgeous capture!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    So beautiful !


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    This is so sweet!

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