For the birds (Part 2)

As promised, here’s a follow-up on my study of some of the birds that have been coming  to accept our new offering of suet to complement the usual supply of sunflower seeds.  Northern flicker 589The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a large woodpecker and is always welcome.  Downy Woodpecker 623The downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is much smaller and a real acrobat. White-breasted nuthatch 574The white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) prefers searching for insects under loose bits of bark, but they are scarce in winter, of course.  Seeds are now usually the main course, but the suet seems to be preferable.  We’re happy that they’re enjoying it!

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10 Responses to For the birds (Part 2)

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Goergeous! Love the variety!

  2. Winnie Hurd says:

    I appreciate the clarity of the northern flicker. Just by looking you can feel the downy softness of his feathers. Mmmm.

  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    The picture of the flicker is a classic – very striking – and the other two are very good too, Gary. And its interesting to see species so similar to those found here – the Downy Woodpecker in particular closely resembles species here. Good stuff, my friend! Adrian :)

  4. seekraz says:

    And they didn’t mind you peering and poking at them through the window? :)

    Very nice, Gary…that first one is a real winner.

  5. krikitarts says:

    No poking! No poking! Glad you like the flicker, Scott. They sure are lovely birds!

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