I'm making good progress in my Bluebird.
It's time once again to check up on my red and black birds.
I don't see the female Hairy Woodpecker all that often.
My theory is that she is nesting.
When I do see her, it often seems to be late in the evening.
Perhaps she's getting a snack before returning to the nest.
The male Hairy Woodpecker is around 24/7.
See that long woodpecker tongue?
He runs off the Starlings when he comes to the feeder, and I admire that!
He is not the alpha woodpecker though, the male Acorn Woodpecker runs off the Hairy to eat at my cylinder feeder.
I think the female Acorn Woodpecker is nesting too.
I've rarely seen her at the feeders the past couple of weeks.
The male Acorn is a feeder hog.
He is extremely active at the feeders, I think he is bringing back food for his mate.
I found some acorns I'd collected in the fall, and I set out a few. The Acorn Woodpecker was delighted!
I've got both male and female Flickers eating peanuts...
Here's a female Flicker.
I also was fortunate to see a couple of my 'irregular' woodpeckers.
Gotta' love the bright red head of a Red-breasted Sapsucker.
Thanks for stopping by!
And here's proof it was an extra-special Woodpecker Week.
A Pileated Woodpecker stopped by!