January 11, 2011 · 10:16 am
A red-bellied woodpecker in our background.
A red-bellied woodpecker in our backyard.
A red-bellied woodpecker at our feeder.
In my post on January 8, I spoke too soon about enjoying a snow-free winter. A few days later, more than seven inches fell, and it’s not likely to melt any time soon in the below-freezing temperatures forecast to last for a week.
The birds are very active at our bird feeder now that their food sources are covered with snow, so I get lots of great photo opportunities. The red-bellied woodpecker is among many species of birds taking a turn getting seeds from our feeder. The red-bellied woodpecker eats insects, fruits, nuts and seeds. We’re lucky that we live in a forested area, so that we can catch a glimpse of these colorful woodpeckers, which depend on large trees for nesting.
About Red-Bellied Woodpeckers.
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November 24, 2009 · 7:45 pm
A Cooper's Hawk waits on a tree near my bird feeder today. As much as I wanted this hawk to eat, I didn't want him to grab one of the black-capped chickadees or cardinals. They were smart enough to stay away today.
Click on these links to learn more: Wikipedia on the Cooper’s Hawk and Cooper’s Hawk
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