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Woodpeckers are back

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

Woodpeckers are back


Once the weather gets cold, the woodpeckers reappear on the suet feeder. With the chilly week we’ve had, it’s rare to look out the kitchen window at the suet feeder and NOT see a woodpecker on it. Above, our adored red-head, the Yellow-Bellied Woodpecker. Occasionally, at the right angle, it’s visible how he got his name.


This tiny Downey Woodpecker has no trouble running off the big guys to get his lunch. They look so small compared to the Yellow-Bellied!


And here’s our 2009 pride and joy: an immature Hairy Woodpecker. It’s so fun to see the young ones figure out the suet feeder. Between them all, they are eating us out of house and home and making homemade suet cakes is on the agenda for the next few days.

Here’s another woodpecker post with pics  over at the old blogger site:

Another juvenile woodpecker: a sapsucker??

Which of your favorite birds are showing up this time of year? Please leave a comment and let me know! (Bloggers just love comments….)  🙂

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