“If only, if only,” the woodpecker sighs,
“The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies.”
~ Louis Sachar,Holes_
When a shy visitor comes knocking, it is good manners to welcome him with a meal and a smile and a “come back soon.”
It isn’t polite to ask about repetitive pecking brain trauma, concussion prevention and woodpecker tongues that wrap around woodpecker brains as protective cushions.
You can bet I’ll never allow our suet supply to be depleted if it helps lure visiting pileated woodpeckers. He had quite an audience this past weekend.