So … I have a new alarm clock. For the last two weeks or so, at 6 AM sharp, I get to wake up to what sounds like someone firing a machine gun outside my window. In reality, its just a deranged woodpecker vigorously clanging away on a nearby drainpipe. Why? The manager of the apartment complex seems to think the bird is attempting to attract a mate. If so, he must be desperate.
Anyway, one early morning, I went outside to see if I could catch a glimpse of this tenacious avian bachelor. No luck. Instead, I saw a squirrel in the tree right in front of my balcony. He was chirping like crazy and didn’t seem to mind my proximity, so I grabbed my camera and took a few shots.