Stories & pictures about birds & nature, mostly in my backyard.....with occasional bits of pets, knitting, weather, food & family thrown in for variety.
Such a nice blog. I hope you will create another post like this.
That caption made me laugh out loud! And your red spotted purple is beautiful. I don't think we get those here.
What a HOOT! Why not, they need a sweet treat too. LOLMOM
That was really cute, Ruthie. It had me laughing, too.
I have heard about this situation before but I have never seen it. The downy looks funny on the hummer's feeder.
If you don't succeed at first... :c)
Hi Deb,That woodpecker has been visiting the nectar feeder all weekend (I think it might be a juvenile). I finally had the camera and took the picture through the kitchen window (the window screen makes it a little blurry).I've seen more red-spotted purples this summer than ever before. I checked my field guide and you're right at the northern edge of "uncommon" for their summer range.Hi Mom,The feeder is full of nectar, I wonder if Woody's tongue is long enough to slurp some up through the tiny port hole?Thanks Mary C, they are such entertaining little birds.Hi Lisa,Isn't it funny how the woodpeckers somehow figure out there's something they like in that feeder?Hi Susan,Sometimes birds do the funniest things--I'm just glad I finally had the camera close by to catch this little guy in the act.Hi Jayne,I'm thinking Woody must be getting some nectar from this feeder as often as he's been visiting it lately.
Ooooohhhh!!! Priceless! I am so very glad you got a picture of this. This has me laughing out loud.
Hey, a bird can swing in different directions.Too funny.Robin at Bumblebee
It's funny-Our Downies always land on the thistle feeder but they never seem to actually eat it.
LOL :)Nectar for woodie it is then!
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