Lately, I have heard a Gila Woodpecker pecking on metal in the neighborhood. He seems to like street lights, swamp coolers, trim on houses, anything that makes noise so he can impress the ladies. That is one of the first signs of Spring around these parts.
This morning while I was out in the yard with the dogs, I heard another tapping...this time it was Mrs. Gila Woodpecker remodeling her nest from last year. It is in one of our poplar trees that is mostly dead. She made a perfectly round hole in the trunk and hollowed it out. Last year we could see two little heads pop up every once in a while. I am happy to see she is returning.
This is enough for me...Spring is coming soon! I can't wait. I think it is my favorite time of year. Is it yours?