Thursday, May 7, 2015
Back To The Feeder
See those two Downy Woodpeckers at the feeder? They're both female! Maybe I need to explain the importance of this. Up until now I thought I had exactly two woodpeckers visiting the feeder, one female and one male. Now I realize there are more than that.
This picture would indicate that I have at least three of these birds at my feeder. But these pictures aren't everything. I've now seen at least four female woodpeckers out there together. That also means there could be several males as well. No wonder they've been visiting the feeder so much.
Now I put the feeder out there when I let the dog out. She stays out on the porch for about an hour guarding the feeder from the squirrels. She actually understands that part very well. After she chases the squirrel away a few times it doesn't usually come back for the rest of the day. Then the birds can come over to eat.
It's getting warm enough now that I should probably get a poll to mount the feeder from. That might keep the squirrel away from it for a short time. After it figures that out I'll have to think of something else. An endless battle.
I'll have more from the feeder as new things happen. There aren't many birds coming in the warmer weather, but they do still come. Until then I'll have some things from my usual everyday adventures. I'll talk to you later.