Shake Your Tail Feathers

Treebeard continues his recuperating and is behaving himself nicely. So nicely, in fact, that I allowed him to take a short walk out in the sunshine yesterday. I had to keep an eye on him though - he isn't supposed to lean his head down and we had to navigate under several spider webs along the trail. It's kinda hard to limbo with your head up :)

The tail feather above is from either a downy (Picoides pubescens) or a hairy (Picoides villosus) woodpecker. Woodpecker tail feathers are quite stiff, providing support as the bird makes its way up a tree.
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