Pendant-style hooks hold many old patterns and tools in the carving shop. Today they provided a perch for this young woodpecker.
I found it flattering that a young fellow woodworker had dropped in to observe how humans do it. But I firmly told it I did not need an apprentice, even if it only wanted sunflower seeds and suet for pay.
The last thing I need is a flock of birds showing up looking to drill holes in wood, hunt for seeds, and generally mooch around. Human apprentices are trouble enough.