This BIG male Pileated Woodpecker that visited us yesterday is very tolerant of a small female Downy Woodpecker pecking at the same suet block.

Happy New Year! Yesterday, on the last day of the year, I saw my first Snowy Owl of the year. The owl had been hanging around the airport and it took me five visits to finally find him.

@checkervest Thanks, Alex. I'll plunge in again and post some more bird photos. Have a good weekend.

@checkervest Thanks, Alex. I haven't been on any of the instances much in the past few week. I've been on Mastodon since March 2017, and so few people seem to share my interests that I've gotten discouraged. I very much appreciate hearing from you.

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Thanks to meteorologist Jeff Porter for showing my photo of a Pine Siskin visiting our brave and battered feeder on Jeff's morning weather report for WWMT-Channel 3, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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A Pine Siskin just visited our feeder. Last fall/winter we didn't see one until late January. Most years we don't get them at all. (Michigan, USA)

Hoping to catch when the sun sets directly between these two buildings, I made this extremely manual time-lapse of the sunset last night.

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@ida @maloki
Thanks so much! The RB Grosbeak is one of my favorite birds ever, and it is a joy to see them at the feeders in the spring. Just stunning. Great to meet you!

I hope to see some Snowy Owls again this winter. Here's one from November 2017 at Muskegon Wastewater System, sitting on the side of gravel road.

@maloki I read somewhere having a good day can be very regenerating and boost self-healing mechanisms. I had a good day too, partially because you spread kindness over people in my timeline. såv så gott!

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