If you look closely, you can see a bird in this picture. That is a red-bellied woodpecker. They are a fairly common species here in the South, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable company. This fellow is a familiar sight in my back yard; he (or a relative) has been here as long as I can remember. While catching a glimpse of unusual wildlife is a thrill, a lot can be said for old friends like this one.