red-bellied woodpecker

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

We’ve been seeing a lot of woodpeckers. Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Flickers, Hairy and Downy woodpeckers. You’d think there would be plenty of bugs for them in the trees, but they want seeds too. I don’t know if the seeds are dessert… Read More ›

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

Among the many pictures I downloaded today were almost 300 pictures of a Red-bellied Woodpecker. They were clearly taken on different days. The light was entirely different and the woodpecker was in different places — at least three different locations.

LURKING COWBIRDS

Two summers ago, we had a lot of visiting cowbirds, but last summer, we barely saw a single one. This year, though, they have shown up in force. They have become possessive, territorial, and aggressive to all the other birds…. Read More ›