A pleasant walk around Bob Youngs garden this afternoon revealed a natural history delight. Examining the recently excavated woodpecker hole high up in the tree we saw an eye looking sheepishly at us down below. A few seconds later, a head poked out. It was not a woodpecker at all! It was a squirrel. As we said in another post, what comes out of a woodpecker hole may not be a woodpecker. We never imagined a squirrel!

Great spotted woodpecker

Great spotted woodpecker. Photo Steffen Hannert

Gray squirrel

Gray squirrel. Photo CC-BY-SA from Wikipedia

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