Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Monday Sunday

I hate it when my schedule gets changed around at work. I always end up not knowing what day it is for the rest of the week. I had to work today so it feels like Monday but it's really Sunday. It's all good though because I only have 2 more days to work this week. I scheduled some vacation time for the second half of the week. Nothing fun though I'm having some major dental work done on Wednesday and figured I wouldn't feel like going to work the next day and I hate to call off.

So, I just realized the other day that I missed my blogoversary. My blog turned 2 on October 9th. I also sailed right by post number 500 without even realizing it. BUT, today is my 600th post.

No fanfare for the occasion but I do have a favor to ask of you wildlife experts. I saw a bird on the front tree the other day. It was on the trunk of the tree pecking away at it so I naturally though Woodpecker. I ran for the camera and by the time I got back it was gone. Well it came back yesterday and I was prepared. After looking at pictures of woodpeckers I'm not so sure that's what this is.
I had another picture but his head was down. You can't really see the beak too well but it's long and skinny like a woodpecker's. As for it's color, I can't say for sure if the color is off on this or not but everything else looks right. So who knows what this is?


  1. Happy 2nd Blogoversary and happy 500 and now 600 posts.

    As for the bird? I don't have a clue. I'm not an expert either, so I hope one passes by.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

  2. Did he walk down the tree face first?? If so, I think it is a nuthatch.

    I had that whole week mix-up thingy this week and that is how I missed I Love Hobbes Thursday!!! I know how you feel, pally!

    Oh--Happy anniversary! I'm glad you are my blog pally. :)

  3. Happy 2nd Blogoversay and 600th post!

    I've never seen a bird like that before but I have heard of a nuthatch so bet Lin is right.

    Hope you and Duke are having a great Sunday evening!

  4. I know what you mean with schedules and trying to remember what day it is.. congrats on the mileposts....:)

  5. Happy blogoversary and 600th post! Whew! How time flies!

    More good years to come ann!

    btw, i didn't know that bird can hang on the tree in that position! What she think she is? Spiderbird? :D

  6. Congratulations on your 600th post and your blogoversary. That is quite an accomplishment! I have no idea what type of bird that is, but it is really colorful.
    Best wishes on your dental work. I have bad case of "White Coat Syndrome," so I don't envy you.

  7. Yup, it appears to be a white breasted nuthatch.

    And a Happy Blogoversary to you!

  8. I have no idea but it's such a lovely bird. Happy 2nd blog anniversary, Ann!

  9. 600 posts? Holey Moley! That's a lotta yappin' girl ;o) Congratulations for the anniversary and condolences on the dental work
    (blech :oP

  10. 600th post!!! Wow! congratulations!
    And oh work...not nice at first but you will feel so much better later! Make sure to have plenty of fun movies around to watch!
    What a pretty bird... I would say a blue jay - but that's just from remembering them when I was a girl growing up in Virginia. Don't quote me on it! :) Wish I did know birds... Definitely love to hear them sing and see them fly! Let me know when you find out!
    Blessings for a quick recovery!

  11. Wow, I came back just in time to sy congratulations!!

    Oh boy I have missed you tons. I was so excited when you stopped over. I am so glad to know you are doing well.

    As for the bird, it looks like a Blue Jay to me. That's what we call them down here anyway. We have them all over the place.

    They ar very aggressive birds and will swoop down and attack dogs,cats, you or whatever to protect their nesting place, if it is indeed a Blue Jay.

    As for Sunday being Monday, the same here for me. It seems I canot find my Google pw to make changes to my blog.

    Firefox has it stored for me and I can't figure out what it is to give to LJ who works on my blog.

    And, I can't Blogger or Google to answer my emails. So I may be starting a new blog if I can't get this worked am still the same old scatter brain.

    Congrats again and I hope you have a fantastic day!!
    Big hugs...XX:-)

  12. All of these questions about different birds are killing me. For I used to be well-versed on the subject, but now I just draw blanks. I don't remember nuthatches being so blue, but Lin is probably right. Whoa, did I just say that Lin is probably right? I think I need to go lay down now.

  13. Congratulations on your blogaversary and 600 post. I think we are going to have to get Jean from Joy of Bird Watching to identify this one.

  14. Sweet birds!

    Happy Blogaversary and Happy 600th post!

    Hopefully your dental work will go OK ~ not fun! But we must always ensure we keep care of our pearly whites! :)

    Happy week!
    xo Catherine

  15. I do the day mixup more in the summer.I have even went so far as looking at the newspaper in the store to double check.LOL I only take a couple Sunday
    Everyone got your bird ID good, I think they are like little clowns flitting around and a favorite for me to watch.

  16. Looks like a BlueJay...Aggressive little farts! They would divebomb my pets right in Front of me!!Hahaa
    Good shot!


  18. Happy belated blogoversary...congrats on the 600th post (wow that makes me feel very small with my 200 lol) good luck for Wednesday...oh and definitely a nuthatch!!

  19. That's the rare Blogoversary Bluebird! It shows up only when someone has a two-year anniversary! Congratulations!

  20. Congrats on 2 years and 600 posts. You have been very busy blogging. I don't know much about birds so I can't help you with what kind of bird this is.

  21. Sandee maybe one of these days I'll get better at identifying them, but then again maybe not :)

    Lin yes it did walk down face first, thanks for the id

    beaded tail thank you and I bet Lin is right too

    livintheblues thanks, and yes change one thing on me and I'm all messed up,

    vanilla seven it sure does, a bit too fast for me these days. Spider that's funny

    tahtimbo I've got the same syndrome, I'm feeling a bit on the nervous side

    grace, thank you for the link , yes that's exactly what it is

    josep thank you

    jen yeah, I'm an old yapper and thank you to both

    Ann thanks. I'm hoping I don't feel too bad after the dental work think. I'm a bit nervous

    shinade, thank you, it was so nice to see you back again. I've missed you :), hope you get the blog thing straightened out but if you have to start a new one I want to know where it is k?

    fishhawk. I'm marking this one in the books. You go rest while I record this historic event

    russ thank you. Oh yes, Jean would know. I believe I have the answer now though

    catherine thank you. I hope the dental work goes ok too

    out on the prairie if I didn't have work, I probably would never know what day it was.

    donna I've heard that about them. and thank you

    bossy betty thank you and I feel so special to have such a rare bird visiting me

    b boys mom thanks sometimes I can't believe I made it this far

    the old geezer thank you very much

  22. allotments4you, how did I miss you in there. thank you very much and yep now I know what a nuthatch looks like :)

  23. Congrats, that's a whole lotta blogging! Glad someone knew what kind of bird it is, very pretty!

  24. Happy blogoversary! Your bird is beautiful. Good luck with the dental work. Curl up with Duke and a good book.

  25. Char, thanks it's more blogging than I ever thought I would do :)

    Anne thank you, and I need all the luck I can get, curling up afterwards with Duke sounds like a plan

  26. I love this shot for both birds. I don't know if he is a woodpecker or not but he sure is cute. Good luck on your dental work, I don't envy you at all.

  27. poetic shutterbug, definitely not a woodpecker, it's a nuthatch. Thanks I need all the luck I can get :)


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