There are three different kinds of woodpeckers that have been hanging about in my backyard this season.
The smallest is the Downy Woodpecker. Though diminutive in size, this is quite a determined little bird. He is not easily deterred from grabbing his fair share of the Bark Butter.
The Red-bellied Woodpecker also shows up on a daily basis. This guy is a bit bossier than the Downy, which can probably be attributed to his bigger beak.
The third, though traditionally not a regular at my feeders, is this stunning Northern Flicker who has stuck around for about a month now. I think he discovered the Bark Butter during our last snow and decided he liked it.
Come late spring, I’m hoping my handsome Red-headed Woodpecker will return …
…but for now, I’ll just keep enjoying this tremendous trio.