The Feeder Feed

I’m back and the birds are busy!

This Red-bellied Woodpecker is having a hard time with the shape of this feeder.

This Hairy Woodpecker spent some time tapping on my window next to my desk.


Nuthatch, scrounging.

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  1. Random Friar says:

    Re: woodpecker. They need a little “tail support” sometimes, which looks like a plain wood paddle under the food area.

  2. Jaybirdnbham says:

    Question: How have you outsmarted the squirrels, Father? (or did you just give up and shoot them all?) :-)

  3. wanda says:

    I know the birds are happy to see you again. The picture of the Nuthatch is funny, as he looks straight into the camera, it makes his beak seem to disappear. Cute.

    The little Woodpecker seems pretty bold tapping on your window. They must feel comfortable around you. Or, else he’s saying, ‘Hey, where have you been?’

    Come to think of it, I haven’t seen any squirrels in your pictures, either.

  4. irishgirl says:

    Yes, the woodpecker tapping on your window is funny-and so’s the ‘death ray’ stare of the nuthatch!

    Ah, looking at the pictures of God’s creation gets our minds off the follies and stupidities of men [ex: Pelosi’s] at least for awhile!

  5. Shmikey says:

    I love the gregarious chickadee. I have seen chickadees in the wild eat nuts right out of people’s hands. Great Pics Pere Zed.

  6. An American Mother says:

    Chickadees are remarkable birds, very intelligent. The Crow Indians considered them messengers of the Great Spirit.

    There are only two cures for squirrels – fast dogs and a good pellet rifle. If you make Brunswick Stew, be sure to strip off the scent glands at the base of the legs.

    Although a ‘yankee flipper’ will keep them out of the bird seed.

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