She was noshing on a suet cake with all of her beauty and grandeur. Although we see other woodpeckers in abundance, we only see a pileated one about once or twice a year. I was excited to say the least.
Here are a few things I saw this week
during a Second Look.
|Sunday morning began with snow and turned to sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon.|
|We always see plenty of juncos around the area of feeder.|
|But what we hadn't noticed until last weekend was the huge littering of sunflower seed shells under the patio table. Apparently, the juncos have been getting seeds from the feeder and going under the table to eat them.|
|The suet disappears a lot faster when the squirrels are eating than when the birds are.|
|On the left is the pileated woodpecker that visited. As soon as she left, a male downy woodpecker (right) flew in. Downy woodpeckers are the most common kind we see at the feeder. Notice how much bigger the pileated one is.|