He goes out on a limb, he cares not who sees him. He is a handsome fellow, he covers his head with red, his coat is vastly striped like a designer Tuxedo of black and white. He shies away from a fight, slips behind a tree to stay out of sight!
Sometimes his behavior is strange, he will hammer on our palms, and near our front door which can bring much alarm. I go out in the morning and while I yawn, I see my friend laying on a tree limb, sound asleep, drunk on corn, the kind that they put in your gas, and that which goes into sour mash.
Yes, I love our *Woodpecker friend, I feed him with a nice corn log which he gulps down like a frog. He eats so much of the corn with all those carbs that he passes out on a branch, and if by chance I walk by him I have a laugh at this funny lout.
*This is a true story, our funny friend is a Florida Red Bellied Woodpecker and he does eat so much of the corn log that he passes out, lying flat on a branch of our Grapefruit tree.