Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wonders Never Cease

Well, my morning began with a loud crash courtesy of Angel Joy, who got her nickname "the Tiny Terminator" for a reason. She is very fond of pushing things off of counters, tables and my desk. She is the world's cutest (I know some would contest this) and the world's naughtiest (I know others would contest this) cat. There was a reward at the end of the aggravation, though. First, nothing major seems to have been destroyed. Second, my back door rewarded me with a baby bunny. I know these pictures are not very good. Rain, dirty windows and distance are an awful combination. But still it was a cute little bunny.



I was hoping the bunny would come closer but suddenly what I originally thought was a big crow flew in and it turned tail for the bushes. What landed on my stump, though, was not a crow it was this guy. I had never seen one before. Alas, added to the dirty windows and rain and gray skies was me getting all hysterical and just clicking away in a panic. So these aren't very good photos but, boy isn't that an amazing bird!? It's about the size of a crow and when it flies it has big white bars under the wings. I'd never seen one before. Had no idea they were that BIG! So that's this morning's reminder that the world is rich in wonder and beauty... as well as naughty kitties....



8 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Aw cute 'ickle bunny and what an amazing bird! You must tell us if you find out what it is Raven.

Melli said...

Why it's WOODY himself! Yes it is! We had one a few years back (thank God he has gone...) who was bound and determined to eat our HOUSE! And our house is not wood! Well... underneath it is - but he was pecking our vinyl siding! We had to have several pieces replaced. Thankfully he stuck to just one area. I hope yours sticks to your YUMMY stump! That looks much more like a meal for him than our siding was!!!

Melli said...

Here ya go Raven - you can read about him here!
Pileated Woodpecker

Your EG Tour Guide said...

WOW! A pileated woodpecker in your yard! That is quite a capture, Raven!

quilly said...

The bunny is indeed cute and that woodpecker has a great punk hair-do!

Snowbird said...

Melli beat me to it. I was going to say Pileated Woodpecker too. We have lots of them where we live in Florida.

SouthLakesMom said...

We have them in Northern Virginia. They like to get on our dogwood tree and perch. They seem to realize how fragile it is and that one peck will send them to the ground! Still, they certainly deter the other birds!

Nessa said...

How lucky you got these shots. Amazing.