Nature Study : The Hairy Woodpecker

One of our favorite things to do is watch the birds come to our feeder in winter time. Yesterday were were visited by the Hairy Woodpecker and Maia was very interested in her. We have a great little book about all of the Connecticut birds that my mother-in-law got us and it is well loved and used often!

After reading interesting facts about this beautiful bird, Maia decided to create her poem that she was working on about it. First she planned out her very first poem by listing many different describing words and then she worked on a few rough drafts until it was just right. I think it came out very sweet:

The Hairy Woodpecker
by Maia

Hairy Woodpecker in daylight,
I saw it, I saw it, black and white.
On our bird feeder, pecking seeds,
Our quiet cat sees.
Hairy Woodpecker and some bees!
Trying to study,
Feel so buzzy.
Female bird pecking on the seed,
Tastes so good it loves to feed.
Happy near the window,
Waiting for the snow,
Dogs are barking,
Watch the woodpecker go!

We have a bird chart right by the window that we made years and years ago inspired after a visit to a friend’s house where she had a sweet bird chart on her refrigerator in a smaller version. Over the years we have made LOTS of tallies and seen lots of birds…

What types of birds frequent your area this time of year?

6 thoughts on “Nature Study : The Hairy Woodpecker”

  1. We also love our woodpecker! We haven't done any "official" study, but we get so much joy from watching him. It melts my heart to look outside and see my two kids and our two neighbors standing motionless, staring at the woodpecker on the tree.

  2. We also love our woodpecker! We haven't done any "official" study, but we get so much joy from watching him. It melts my heart to look outside and see my two kids and our two neighbors standing motionless, staring at the woodpecker on the tree.

  3. We also love our woodpecker! We haven't done any "official" study, but we get so much joy from watching him. It melts my heart to look outside and see my two kids and our two neighbors standing motionless, staring at the woodpecker on the tree.

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