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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Woodpeckers at the Bird Feeders

These pictures were taken yesterday morning. First a Hairy Woodpecker, then a Downy came to dine. All in all, it made for some exciting moments!
Photo taken at 10:24 a.m.
Hairy Woodpecker, Male
Photo taken at 10:28 a.m.
Downy Woodpecker, Male
Photo taken at 10:29 a.m.

Bird observations (yard count) for this month so far:
*Black-capped Chickadee - at the feeders every day, numerous
*1 Hairy Woodpecker, 1 Downy Woodpecker, 1 Pileated Woodpecker (hammering on tree)
*Ruffed Grouse in bushes, seen often lately
*American Crow in a tree
*Black-billed Magpie in a tree
*Bald Eagle, heard but not seen
*Oct. 09 - Soaring bird, up so high I could not tell what it was, wonderful to watch
*Oct. 10 - Trumpeter Swans (flyover)