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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.