Hello everyone. Today started off with me shaking in my red rubber boots. I was proceeding to the cat condo (which now has egg-crate foam lined with thick sherpa) to feed the brats but not before I gave a panoramic snarl to the white crap that is now covering my yard. Did I ever mention that I hate winter? Something colorful and large caught my eye. There he was. The Godfather, the Drill Sergeant, Jack Hammer of the woods, the Grand Poobah of peckers.......the pileated. Oh Lord I'm in trouble. He's bigger than the cats! Did his subjects call him in after being squirted off my house? Did the clanging pans disturb them too much? The sight of a wild woman jumping up and down flailing arms and screaming give them nightmares? I was afraid to let him out of my sight to get the camera so I snagged this photo.
This Poobah Pecker can take the siding off my house in a half hour. I'm providing nourishment (as recommended) for his #*$&*! subjects that were trying to nest in my house so he should be kind to me. He's too big to land on their feeder - I'll make a larger feeder - and a sign with his image on it - with an egg-crate landing post. Anything O Poobah. I watched him fly away as I bowed, but I'm not leaving the house just in case.
Here's the results of the drawing. I went to Random.org and entered all the names, it created a list and assigned numbers, and then two numbers were drawn.