One thing (ok one of the many things) that I really love about Pamela is that, not only does she 'put up with' some of the odder aspects of my personality, (including an almost all-consuming passion for birding) but that she also indulges them regularly. Case in point: I found this item on-line a few years ago and really have not been able to justify the purchase of it, although I really and truly wanted it. This year it was one of my birthday presents!
And that's your woodpecker moment of zen for the day:
i once a king and chief,
now am the tree barks thief:
ever twixt trunk and leaf,
chasing the prey.