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Closing out November

Categories: Birds, The Garden 2018, and What's Been Happening?.

~ It is lovely and sunny today but the wind is very strong and cold.  We had some snow this morning and at times it was like being in a snow globe.  The wind was blowing the snow around and around.  It’s the perfect day to stay inside.  November is coming to an end and winter is still making an appearance even though there is a month to go before it officially starts. I recently made another batch of the all season suet I use.  This time I used cardboard tubes cut about 6 cm or 2.5 inches high and
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The Feeders are Busy

Categories: Birds.

Watching the birds at feeding time is always interesting.   So many varieties flit in and out.  We have two feeder poles in the garden, each with four types of feeders on them.  Both are located fairly close to trees so the birds can take shelter if necessary. There are other types of feeders in different locations around the garden. Enjoy some of the backyard visitors. The female grosbeak on the coconut feeder. The male grosbeak at the coconut feeder. The red bellied woodpecker at the peanut feeder. The nuthatch loves the peanut feeder too. The oriole at the new
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Red Bellied Woodpecker

Categories: Birds.

We love it when we spot a new visitor to the garden.  On Sunday October 13, 2012  around bird feeding time (between 4:30 and 5) a red bellied woodpecker was spotted on the peanut feeder.  There was just time to snap a few photos through the kitchen door.  This is a medium sized woodpecker with a black and white back described as zebra like. The male has the red head from beak down its back neck.  The female has a red patch on the back of the head. The next image is a little blurry but gives a good view
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