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Old 01-10-2010, 01:14 AM   #21
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oooh wow -- love those pileated woodpeckers!!!! Great pics, CitraBenzoet!
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:39 PM   #22
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Yes, nice photos. Do other woodpeckers feed from that hanging suet feeder? I always hang mine on a post because the downy seems to like working from the post.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:44 PM   #23
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yeah i have two hanging suet feeders in my yard. The downys are the most common visitors to them but we also have a common flicker and red bellied woodpecker that likes the hanging suet feeder farther out in the yard. thanx im glad you liked the pictures.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #24
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Niiiiiice pileated!!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:27 AM   #25
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I haven't had anything unusual; it seems there are more song sparrows than years prior and I am not seeing the white-crowned sparrows I have seen in years past.

I'm getting juncos, jays, cardinals, goldfinch, cowbirds, carolina wrens, red bellied and hairy woodpeckers, house finches and others - along with the dreaded house sparrows and a few starlings which I leave alone as long as they don't overrun things . . .
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #26
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There are about 12 different daily visitors to the feeders includind the Anna's hummingbird, pileated, towhee, nuthatch, chickadee, purple and house fimches, siskins and sparoows, the golden crowned, the fox sparrow and the house. Also the bushtits.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:12 PM   #27
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I got a shot (thru window screen) of a robin at the feeder today! 1 p.m., temp of +41F (humongous improvement over a few days ago, when the highs were -20-something F). Then I saw it sitting in the intersection, contemplating a puddle. (Hope it's smarter than to try to bathe in it - it's full of salt this time of year) Regardless, this our Chinook time, & there's a robin up here! I rattle my tongue for this!
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:16 PM   #28
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Our most frequent visitors are cardinals, goldfinches, purple finches, titmice, nuthatches and chickadees with juncos and mourning doves feeding off the ground. We have regular visitors of downy woodpeckers, red-bellied woodpeckers, flickers, white-throated sparrows, rufous-sided towhees and carolina wrens. The bluebirds come around when the weather is really bad but I am trying to supply them with raisins and cranberries which they have not yet gone for.

I saw these guys early this morning when it was still kinda dark.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:42 PM   #29
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I saw these guys early this morning when it was still kinda dark.
The center picture appears to show a feeder like one I'm about to pick up at the hardware store on a rain check. I hope it's a good one. What has attracted the downy to it?
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #30
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I think I picked up that feeder at Lowes, it's supposed to be squirrel-proof with a spring that shuts the ports with too much weight but they still figure out how to get at the seed by standing on top and hanging upside down.

I only use black oil sunflower seed. The woodpeckers never stay and feed, they take a seed and fly to a tree trunk immediately and open it and eat it there. The downy, the red-bellied and the flicker all do that. The downy seems the tamest. They will stay in the tree the feeder is hanging from while the others fly off into the woods, finish the seed, check the trunk for insects, then fly back to the feeder. Must not be many insects to forage for right now.

Once in a while I'll throw out a handful of peanut chips which they also like.
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