Red Headed Woodpecker

This gorgeous bird is a somewhat rare sight for me and so every visit is a thrill. Apparently this type of bird used to be common, but the story has, sadly, changed. Normally they eat insects, but I think the peanut chips I put on a feeder tray every now and again, entices them in for a visit.
Getting ready to fly away with a treasured peanut.

The Imposter

Hmmm, I wonder if this is grape jelly or purple soup?
Did I hear something down there?
Don’t mind me, I’m the jelly inspector, just here to do a taste test to make sure yours is edible.
Who do you think you’re fooling? If you’re an inspector you’d be wearing a name tag..you’d have a badge you could show me, get back!
LET GO OF MY PERCH! I’M GOING TO NIP YOUR LEG, DON’T THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT I WON’T!

I have to quit listening to these bird conversations, I get so stressed!

I wish I could do this, I think.

I promise you, I didn’t use photoshop to put this bird’s head on it’s body backwards.

I’m not sure if I’d like having the ability to turn my head around this far! I’m sure that for a bird it’s a great plus for keeping an eye out for predators, but I generally don’t have that problem.