The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

First woodpecker

Saw my first woodpecker in Gavilan Hills.  Identified it as a female Nuttall's Woodpecker.  She was pecking my pine tree for quite a while yesterday.  The male has a streak of bright red on his crown.  They eat wood-boring insects and some fruit and berries.   Hope to see more in the future. 

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