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June 04, 2012


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Rita, through the courtesy of members of the Facebook ID the World group, I found out that your woodpecker is a Syrian Woodpecker. Good luck with your beautiful work!

Rita Odeh

Thank you for such an informative page and stunning photos.
May I invite you to see the woodpecker's photo. I need to make sure that this is a woodpecker so that I make haiga of the other photos I have. It is the first photo following this link:

All the best,

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Wow! I am really glad to read this very informative page. Thank you so much for this share.


These are beautiful and valuable birds (from a pest control standpoint), but I find that they are the woodpecker most likely to attack wood siding come the autumn (no doubt looking to excavate a cavity in which to winter). For those with this problem, a little negative stimulus (think Pavlov in reverse), such as making a loud noise and/or charging the bird, seems to eventually ward them off (though it may have to be repeated until the bird begins to associate being on your house with something scary or unpleasant).

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.