Tag Archives: Downy Woodpecker

Feeding Frenzy In The Snow

Snowy days always bring birds to the feeders in droves.  The ground and trees are covered with snow making it difficult for them to find food.  Open water in the heated bird bath is more than welcome – it can … Continue reading

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Sorry, Woody

I’ve spied this a few times before.  A Downy Woodpecker grabs on to one of the posts of my backyard deck.  It pecks at the wood, but to no avail. Thank goodness, no insects appeared to have been found in the … Continue reading

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I almost forgot.

The local birding club didn’t send me a notice to renew my membership.  Annual membership dues were due July 1st!  I read about it in the email club newsletter I just received.  Do you think I’ll be in trouble if I … Continue reading

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Downy Daddy, Downy Youngster, Coffee break

I love it when I spy adult birds bringing their young to my feeders.  I keep most of the feeders very near windows where I can watch the wild birds up close.  Today as I ran down the stairs toward … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Soup and Hummingbird Cupcakes

It happened this evening.  I had returned from monitoring my Eastern Bluebird route and was relaxing on the deck.  I was pleased to see the Cat Bird and Downy Woodpecker come to feed on the suet cake I hung from a low-hanging … Continue reading

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Notice Anything New?

Well, do you?  Notice anything new?  If you do, you know what I’m referring to.  If you don’t, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, relax and keep reading. Today dawned windy, cold and clear with bright blue skies and … Continue reading

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Today Was My First Christmas

My first Christmas Bird Count, that is.  I was not sure what to expect other than to learn how to contribute to the citizen scientist community’s annual attempt to count birds. I laid out my clothes and gear yesterday evening including: my … Continue reading

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