The feeders that hang on the deck will get lots of visitors (though last year the Great Backyard Bird Count Day nary a bird was to be sighted) Make a note to yourself right now, February 15- 18 is this year's Backyard Bird Count. You can click on the link or the button with the bluebird on the sidebar and go to the webpage for how and where to submit your bird count.
The thistle or niger seed is quite popular with the Goldfinches. With their winter colors they seem rather muted.
The perches on the feeder and the seed sack are always full!
On the other feeder is a seed mix that includes nuts, seeds, and pieces of dried fruit. This is favored by a great variety of birds. The one who gets ornery when the feeder is empty is this one--- a Red-bellied Woodpecker! Sorry for the green on the glass, reflections of greenery.
Only the Red-bellied woodpecker visits this feeder, think it is always the same one. I have tried to capture the other visitor who more than once is on the other side of the feeder with the woodpecker....a Brownheaded Nuthatch. The Nuthatch finds one seed or nut and flies off to eat it so his time on the feeder is short.
More photos of different visitors to come!
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