Monday, October 21, 2013
My Woodpeckers Have Returned
My red bellied woodpeckers have returned, and more brilliant in color. They're enjoying the black oil sunflower seeds from the feeder outside my bedroom window. Excuse my neighbor's truck in the background. For some reason, he's made the backyard his driveway.
The woodpecker at the top appears to be a Red-cockaded Woodpecker, which is becoming an endangered species in the U.S, or a Downy woodpecker. They love pine trees, and fortunately I have a roll of pines along my back property. I need to add some peanuts to my feeder since they love these little nuggets.
Do you help nature feed our feathered friends? Check out my birdseed cookies. Make a batch with your children or grandchildren this fall or winter, the birds will be grateful and the children will have fun making them.