Drilling for… Juice?

I've been spending some time outdoors each morning, when I take the dogs out for their morning exercise.  We've had some absolutely beautiful weather, and I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts.

The last few days, along with Kepler, I've had another friend join me in the backyard.  Can you see him?

He's a cute little red-headed woodpecker!


Some days he fusses at us, but other days he has a little breakfast while we watch.


I had no idea that they drilled right into the fruit!


He was not bashful at all, as he enjoyed his daily dose of vitamin C!


I was talking with my dad today about growing some vegetables in the backyard this spring. 

I sure hope our little friend will not be peck-peck-pecking into my tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers!!!

Hmmm…I might need to do a little "googling" about what woodpeckers eat and then we could plant something especially for him.

Do you plan to do any gardening this spring?  Have you started your preparations yet?  I'd love to hear what you have planned!