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January 29, 2011

Visitors

Filed under: For the Birds — Karma @ 10:54 am
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The birdfeeder that I’ve had for a few years now unfortunately hasn’t been attracting the birds I was hoping for this winter.  I think in my attempt to have a feeder that squirrels wouldn’t regularly empty, I bought one that was too difficult for all but the smallest birds to reach the seed.  I decided to start looking for a new feeder.  I went to our local Ocean State Job Lot store to see what I could find.  There weren’t any feeders I was interested in, but I did find a bird seed bell and an inexpensive suet feeder, along with suet cakes for $1 each, so I picked those up and hung them on my shepard’s hook:
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This morning I was lucky enough to get a few pictures of some visitors.  If you can help me identify these birds, please do!

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Sorry about the angle of this one with hubby’s truck in the background, but it is the best focused shot I got of this type of bird:
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Another one that looked almost the same but with a red splotch on the back of its head came along next. Perhaps a male/female pair?

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This squirrel performed some acrobatics on the shepard’s hook this morning, but I wasn’t quick enough with camera to catch them:
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It looked like it was licking the snow!

I’ll be back later today with today’s photo prompt.

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6 Comments »

  1. I think you did very well to capture these little critters at all, and the results are very pleasing. I would say the first – grey with a cardinal-like topknot – is a tufted titmouse. Then you have a pair of little downy woodpeckers. Unless your suet cage is bigger than I think it is, in which case it would be a pair of hairy woodpeckers. I just love them all. I miss feeding the birds, but it was getting ridiculous.

    Comment by Gerry — January 29, 2011 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Gerry! It isn’t a large suet cage (about 5×5 inches)so downy woodpecker is probably right. I Google image searched your answers and those look exactly like what you said.

      Comment by Karma — January 29, 2011 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  2. Great captures! I saw a couple of those downy woodpeckers at our feeder today.

    Comment by Robin — January 29, 2011 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

    • Thank you. My new feeding area has become a hit with the neighborhood birds.

      Comment by Karma — January 30, 2011 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  3. How cute!
    I saw this sweet little bird (no clue what it was) outside my window the other day, and thought about digging out the BIG lens to photograph it, but then I was too lazy to actualy do it 😛

    Comment by thedailyclick — January 30, 2011 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  4. Thank you. I’ve got more bird photos to share today, and I’m hoping with for a little ID help with some of them.

    Comment by Karma — January 30, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply


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