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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hairy Woodpecker vs Downy Woodpecker

This hungry Downy Woodpecker is getting annoyed, waiting for the much larger Hairy Woodpecker to quit hogging the suet.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious, where did you buy the ball like feeder? Are they less messy than most? I was thinking of getting one. How about the tube feeder with the flexi's? I have a bowl right now attached to my hopper feeder; using plastic ties so squirrel cant eat through it..

Leanne from Magnolia

8:38 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Leanne, the ball feeder is the "Cling-a-Wing" model from Duncraft. I got it for $15 at the Audubon store in Wedgewood. It's designed so that only clinging birds like Chickadees can easily feed from it. Seeds do spill from it, which is why I hang the plastic plate below it.

The Flexi-Perch feeder is my own design. It's preferred by perching birds like House Sparrows.

Do you have much trouble with squirrels at your feeders?
- Bill

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, especially my hummingbird feeder, sometimes I come home and its almost all gone, when it was full in the morning. I was thinking of getting a baffle for it, as they climb down from the neighbors balconey above it. I've seen the wood splintered along the top of the ceiling struts.


3:24 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Hi Bill,
I just got a photo of the Bewick's Wren in our garden that has been singing to us nearly every morning this week. I was able to identify it through your lovely site. Thanks! The first day that I heard it I could not find it among the tree leaves, but I did see the back and head of a small taupe colored or grayish bird about half-way between the size of a chickadee and a sparrow, and it had a partial bright red cap. Any guesses what I might have seen? It didn't appear to be a woodpecker, at least any sort I'm familiar with. Thanks very much,
Seattle Daily Photo

11:36 AM  
Blogger Bill said...


I'm tickled that my site helped you ID the Bewick's Wren! I'm so fond of them that I use one of the Bewick's Wren's calls as the ringtone on my phone.

As for the bird with the bright red cap, my first guess would be that it was a male House Finch. They are at their most colorful this time of year, with bright red heads and breasts.

BTW, I took a look at your site, and I like it!

- Bill

9:41 PM  

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