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A Resolute Rodent

Who is the arch enemy of every bird-feeding human? Why this bushy-tailed thief, of course! The squirrels in my backyard are resolute rodents to say the least!  They wait until they think the coast is clear… …and then land on … 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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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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