Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Syrians are back

After several weeks without a sighting, without a call, without a hacking, tapping or drumming... they are back. At about 5am this morning I was roused from my slumber by a few woodpecker contact calls from the garden. It actually sounded like one of the birds (I think there were two) was right outside the window, maybe on the balcony, but that is not likely as there are no trees that close. I did not get up to look, no need to, I know it was them. Anyway, they are back, my local Syrian Woodpeckers. In the spring they were regular hereabouts but I never did find out where the local pair bred. Not easy to do that in such a suburban situation... too many garden fences and too many dogs to contend with.

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