Monday, February 10, 2014

Feeder Birds

I put up some feeders about a month ago, and lots of birds have come to them. Most of these birds are year-round here, except for the junco. I have a wooden feeder with safflower and sunflower seeds, a suet log filled with homemade suet, and a completely steel feeder filled with black oil sunflower, peanuts, a little bit of safflower, and some dried cranberries. Almost all the birds have been to the steel feeder, but the woodpeckers prefer suet. The cardinals like the sunflower and safflower, the junco eats whatever is on the ground, the nuthatch likes the sunflower and the suet, and the goldfinches like the sunflower.
Male Northern Cardinal.

Female Northern Cardinal.
Dark-eyed Junco. I think he has some leucism in his tail.
Female House Finch gaping at the safflower.
American Goldfinch and Male House Finch.
House Finches and Goldfinches.
White-breasted Nuthatch.
Male Downy Woodpecker.
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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