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When I saw that we were going to get a heavy snowstorm on Easter I filled up my log with suet. Not everyone was happy. This Red-bellied woodpecker uses the log to crack open his black sunflower seeds. I had filled up most of the holes with suet and he looked all over trying to find a place where he could work on the seeds. He finally tried a crack in the log.

 

I was photographing a Northern Flicker when a Red-bellied Woodpecker turned up. It wasn’t long before a fight ensued. The flicker lost and soon left the feeder.

 

 

I’ve had an unusual number of Red-bellied Woodpeckers at the feeder this winter. Both the male and female have been showing up.

The first snowfall of the season brought a large number of birds out to the feeders. At one point there were 35 Goldfinches at the feeder.

I was able to capture a few woodpeckers during yesterdays snowstorm.

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are eating most of my sunflower seeds.

Helping the Grosbeaks are the American Goldfinches. They are also eating most of the thistle seeds.

At the start of summer the Baltimore Orioles were absent from the feeders while they raised their young. They have now returned with their young.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been at the feeders all summer eating   suet, sunflower seeds and grape jelly.Downy woodpeckers have also been at the feeders.

The Grey Catbirds have a nest near the feeders and spend a lot of time eating grape jelly.

Mourning Doves spend a lot of time under the feeders cleaning up the mess.

Northern Cardinals are around year around.

A few more bird photos from Canadian Hill Farm. Unfortunately a male Red-bellied Woodpecker hit the window last week and was killed. The female is still coming to the feeders.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

More bird photos from Canadian Hill Farm. Since we really haven’t had much of a winter I’ve spend more time than usual photographing birds. I managed to capture this photo late in the day when the sun was shining on some pine trees in the background.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

I managed to capture this photo just as a Dark-eyed Junco cleared the snow off of her back.

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

I have a few Red-bellied Woodpeckers that show up at my feeders year around. Their favorite food seems to be peanut butter suet.

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In between our fall trips I managed to get a few bird photos on the farm.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

House Finch

House Finch

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch