By Mary Honrud
For the Courier 

It's Fall - Officially


October 4, 2023

Mary Honrud / For the Courier

A flicker decided to take a nap under our front steps. Of course we disturbed him, taking photos and talking near him. But it wasn't enough disturbance for him to fly away - he just moved out from under the step, tucked his head back under a wing, and resumed snoozing. I did get one shot showing his impressive beak, as well as his tired eyes. He seemed suitably annoyed by us.

Editor's Note: This column was submitted Sept. 24.

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