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An Unbalanced Diet

The Red-headed Woodpecker who comes to my feeders has been eating a steady diet of peanuts.  Typically, he lands on the squirrel proof feeder, but he has also discovered that this fine fare is available in the trays attached to … Continue reading

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Fight, Flight, or Out of Sight

The diminutive Downy Woodpecker is a delightful little bird that rarely makes a fuss. These cuties are regular visitors to the backyard Bark Butter branch. But when a bigger, bossier bird appears on the scene – like this female Red-winged … Continue reading

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Did you ever look at someone and make a wrong assumption about them simply because of the way they looked?  I’ve (sadly) done it with people, and this past week, I did it with a bird. It was with this … Continue reading

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Another Peanut Packer

Typically, when I post about a backyard peanut packer, it’s the Blue Jay who has the starring role…like this fellow… But the Jays aren’t the only one with a preference for Planters.  Chipmunks are also nut lovers and will sit … Continue reading

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Age of Discovery

Just like it is with humans, toddler-hood is an age of discovery for birds. This morning, a young Mockingbird ventured forth without Mom and Dad’s presence (and I think without their permission!) and landed on the Bark Butter Branch. He … Continue reading

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A Juvie Jungle Gym

McDonald’s has a play area for the little ones. And Chick-fil-A has a play area for the little ones. And apparently so does my backyard bird buffet! One of the Mama White-breasted Nuthatches (I’m saying Mama, but it could be … Continue reading

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Han, the One-legged Wonder

One of the Robins that has been frequenting the backyard feeders is missing a leg – or at least part of one – but it doesn’t seem to slow him down in the least. I call him Han…after Han Solo…because, … Continue reading

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