Clinging to the suet feeder block cage, this Downy Woodpecker takes advantage of the largess.

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Now you see him

I participate in Project FeederWatch. It’s a citizen science project which involves counting the birds at my bird feeders. During our recent extreme cold weather visitation dramatically increased. I photographed this Northern Cardinal through the living room window and screen so it’s a little fuzzy.

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I sometimes think of the White-breasted Nuthatch as the clown of the songbirds. It moves upside down. It wears a distinctive, funny suit. It has a funny little call, surveys the scene by turning its head every which way. Flits down to snatch a seed then quickly retreats to the safety of a nearby tree to open and devour its prize.

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