January 6, 2018 3:57pm CST
This is one I don't seem to get here often...but having said that, this one's been here for a few hours now. I'd been shooting some photos of a red-bellied woodpecker that I see every couple of days, and then suddenly this one showed up and decreed the suet feeder belonged to it. Doesn't seem to be too inclined to share with the red-belly or the downy woodpeckers I get here...or anyone else, really. Unfortunately, I saw a few starlings out there feeding on the ground...I really don't like having those greedy fat ***** around.
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• El Paso, Texas
Wow, that's a really nifty pic .... oh, er, ummm, it's a really groooovy pic. I've gotten a couple of shot of mourning doves but those are just about the only birds that hang around here, I'd hoped to see a grackle or two but they don't come around much anymore. Now if only I could get a shot of a grackle or for that matter a roadrunner, I've actually gotten to see one close up once but I didn't have my camera out with me.
• Moses Lake, Washington
Yes!!!! Have you heard these birds make their crazy call? For the last week or two Northern Flickers have come onto my deck. Wow they are big compared to the sparrows. So gorgeous. Rather startling to see one above my front window- I think there must be bugs in the drain pipe. They are common here but I find them lovely to watch.