January 07, 2010

Downy Woodpecker and Friends

To help our woodland friends celebrate the New Year, we filled the peanut feeder for the first time this winter on New Year's Day. We keep mixed seed and thistle (niger seed) feeders filled all year round but the peanuts only come out when the bears are well ensconced in their hibernation dens. It only took an hour or so for the chickadees to discover the peanuts. The downy woodpeckers arrived the following day and yesterday, for the first time this winter, a nuthatch was dining. Word will spread quickly now.

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