Tuesday, March 17, 2009
(wiki piki, downy woodpecker female)
So last night me and the missus have that late evening walk in the late golden sunshine and upon returning home hear that distinct hammering on a dead tree next door. Up high I see a woodpecker (there is woods and a river behind the house, it is very wild). I point it out to the missus and she spies it and says, quite correctly,
"Oh! I wonder what kind of woodpecker it is, it doesn't have the usual red on its head, just black and white stripes". And I tell her
"It's a referee woodpecker".
And she says "Oh good, now I know!" and we go inside and I start laughing so hard and you see the light dawn on my wife's intelligent face
"I guess I walked right into that one, didn't I?"
Sweetie: it is a cute female downy woodpecker. We'll call it the Ref for short.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 9:42 AM