Category Archives: Woodpeckers

Up Close and Personal: Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Commonplace Customers

All summer I wondered if the wildfires in Canada would affect the conifer crops and drive some of the irruptive species further south this winter. I miss the comical Red-breasted Nuthatches. I think it’s been about three years since I’ve … Continue reading

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Geeeet Yer Peanuts!

The peanut cups continue to be a big hit. I have to refill them every other day, and I’ve watched just about every bird species in my yard snatch a peanut from them with the exception of Mourning Doves and … Continue reading

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Peanut Frenzy

The songbirds in my neighborhood have gone peanut-crazy. I even switched out some of my thistle and sunflower feeders to keep up with demand. Many species are getting their youngsters addicted to the peanuts as well, and I can’t recall … Continue reading

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Sapsuckered Again

Some of the first migrating birds to appear in our yard this spring were several Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. They spent a lot of time in the surrounding hickory trees. Hickories have high sugar concentrations in their sap which the sapsuckers find … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Up Close and Personal: Downy Woodpecker

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Old Dog – New Trick

I read something about woodpeckers the other day that put me and my many years of birdwatching to shame. Woodpeckers never hang upside-down from a tree or telephone pole or birdfeeder because they can ONLY CLIMB. In my mind I’ve … Continue reading

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Snatching Peanuts

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Can You Swivel…

…your neck like this?

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