Friday, December 30, 2016

This downy woodpecker is one of our regular visitors.  To minimize competition at the feeder we are using a suet feeder that is oriented horizontally,  This position discourages visitors like the European starlings that can wipe out a feeder in a few hours.
Here is a wren that shows how awkward eating at one of these feeders can be for some birds.
Feeding is not a problem for the nuthatch either.

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 The winter of 2017-2018 produced some lovely snow with brisk damaging winds.