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January 29, 2011


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:

This morning I was lucky enough to get a few pictures of some visitors.  If you can help me identify these birds, please do!



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:

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?


This squirrel performed some acrobatics on the shepard’s hook this morning, but I wasn’t quick enough with camera to catch them:

It looked like it was licking the snow!

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


  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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