Category Archives: Backyard Birds

Guard, Grab, and Gobble

This Red-bellied Woodpecker landed on the Bark Butter Branch, brandishing his beak like a double-edged sword.  Clearly, he wanted no company and no competition! After guarding the area for a moment or two, he proceeded to scoop up a hearty … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

A week ago we were just getting back from Orcas Island, where we watched whales… …explored trails… …and enjoyed the beauty of land and sea. And while our trip was beyond wonderful, I think Dorothy was right when she said, … Continue reading

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Nutty Buddies

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is by far the friendliest bird in my backyard. This cheerful chirper is highly inquisitive and not the least bit shy. He loves peanuts and Bark Butter, with the remnants of the latter clearly seen around his … Continue reading

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The Wait Is Over

I’ve been waiting for my Red-headed Woodpecker to bring his little one to the feeders, but so far he has come alone and kept Junior at a distance. I did manage to snag a few fuzzy shots from afar the … Continue reading

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Who Gets The Glare?

This male Red-bellied Woodpecker landed on the Bark Butter branch this afternoon… …but before he could really start enjoying his meal, he turned around and gave an open-beaked glare to a feathered foe that he clearly didn’t want around. It … Continue reading

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From Whence Came the Name?

A lot of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, like this fellow below, leave you scratching your head and wondering from whence came the name?  And what was the person thinking that tagged him with that title? And what were they drinking when they … Continue reading

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The Fast and the Furious

Okay…first off…a confession is in order…I have never seen the movie that shares the title of this post…nor have I seen any of its sequels…it just seemed to fit today’s backyard bird activity. All the birds that showed up seemed … Continue reading

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