Jeanette is shown here with her binoculars checking out some birds with a background of flowering red currant. This is in the Delbert Hunter Arboretum in the Dallas City Park, which is an amazing natural area of native trees and plants, and of course birds.
This colorful female Acorn Woodpecker caught our eye. A close look reveals sap is oozing out of bore holes in the bark of this tree. Acorn Woodpeckers are supposed to eat acorns, right. Doing some research I learned that they also eat insects and sap.
Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) is blooming now as well as a good many wildflowers, making this an excellent time to visit the park. For us it's only a couple of blocks away, which was a factor in our decision to chose Dallas Retirement Village. You can see our bird list for the morning here.