Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Xmas Miracle

I had the most incredible experience this morning: truly a holiday blessing. While outside refilling feeders, a female Downy Woodpecker flew over my shoulder and perched on a suet cake holder.  Just inches from my face she settled in to enjoy her breakfast.  Afraid she would fly away, I froze in place and remained motionless. For several minutes she feasted while making chirping sounds of contentment.  Gazing into her beautiful black eyes, I saw no fear, but rather, total trust. 

Such an accomplishment!  In just a few short years of feeding and caring for the wildlife, I had managed to overcome this bird’s instinctual fear of humans. What a wonderful Christmastime gift!

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