Gus is a smart pup. He has learned his food lady always grabs that scary box thing and points it at every critter she sees. She is always happy when that thing is in her hands. So, when he is outside and sees something he thinks she might like, he goes to get her.
On this particular morning, she was sitting at the table having her morning coffee when Gus saw a bird critter on the electric pole. He jumped up and looked in the window like he always does when he wants in, but instead of going inside, he gave his come hither look. As he knew she would, the food lady followed him outside. She was very excited to see this red-bellied woodpecker. She spent several minutes with the clicking machine and then smiled, patted him on the head, and called him a good dog.
The red-bellied woodpecker checked out every hole he could find on the way up the pole.
He climbed up on top of the pole...
...and enjoyed the view for a minute or so...
...and then flew away to parts unknown. The food lady kept smiling.
On a side note, the Upland Sandpipers are still hanging around. I saw three of them as Gus and I walked to the mailbox this morning. They can stay as long as they want. They are fun to watch.
Linking to The Bird D-Pot