Our subdivision has its share of wild critters, and I'm continually amazed by things I've never seen (or heard) before
On Friday I was reading the newspaper in the family room next to an open window when I heard a steady staccato sound coming from the yard to my left. I looked over and saw a pair of woodpeckers drilling on the side of my neighbor's deck. It was amazing to watch them; somehow they clung onto the wood while attacking it with their long bills. They stayed there for five minutes, then flew off. Later in the day I was getting ready to cut the grass when my neighbor came outside. I told him what I'd seen., and we went into his back yard to look at the deck. The evidence was there--a perfectly drilled two-inch long horizontal line, with a shorter line underneath it. He told me they'd had some problems with carpenter bees in that area. I wonder if that's what the birds were going after?
Later in the day I was in the kitchen when I heard a chirping sound coming from the yard on the OTHER side of us, but when I looked there was no bird to be seen. Instead, I saw a chipmunk sitting next to the drainpipe. It had to be him, although I didn't know there was such as thing as Chipmunk Sounds. He chirped for a couple of minutes, then something spooked him and he ran behind a bush and disappeared.
Wonder what I'll see next?