Friday, September 8, 2017

At the Feeders and in the Trees - Week 17

The small Downy Woodpecker is always a welcomed guest to my suet feeders or scooting up and down the trunks of our birch trees looking for insects. In the second pic of the collage, you can see he was sitting on the deck railing looking up at the suet feeder then up to a branch and  over to the feeder he went. He also likes to eat at the upside down suet feeder. 

The Red-bellied Woodpecker came to my suet feeder this weeks too. He is a medium sized woodpecker with a nice red cap and barred back. The Red-bellied likes to drink from my hummingbird feeders. The first time I saw him hanging on to their feeders, I was shocked. No wonder my hummingbird feeders were empty every day. You wouldn't think with his big thick bill, he could drink out of their feeder. 

A Carolina Wren was first eating loose seeds on our deck, then on the deck railing, then quickly up to the upside down suet feeder. You can really get a look at his warm buffy orange belly in the third pic of the collage. Only the male Carolina Wren sings. 

I am happy to see that I still have hummingbirds at the feeders. I know it won't be for much longer.

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Sweet Inspiration Link Party @ The Boondocks Blog on Fridays

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life


  1. Judy, I wouldn't think the woodpecker would be able to drink from a hummingbird feeder either. Great snaps of all the birds. It is so interesting to watch them. We have been enjoying our hummingbirds. I wish they could realize there is more that one place to sip! I think they just like to fight! Hope your are out of Irma's path, we are going to be close with outer bands. Enjoy your weekend.........

  2. Wonderful photos! Attracting all those lovely birds is worth every penny spent on bird feed!
    Have a beautiful week-end!

  3. Awesome hummer shots and lovely feathered friends photography ~ ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  4. I am so happy to get to see these wonderful shots. Made me happy this morning.

  5. Hello, these are all great yard birds. I always enjoy seeing the woodpeckers. The Caroline Wren is sweet. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. Beautiful photos Judy and so hard to get shots of at least for me. Those are such pretty birds

  7. I have always wanted to get into birding... I need ti get a feeder!!!

  8. Beautiful photos! I am loving learning about birds - local and otherwise! :-)

  9. Amazing bird photo's.....I love the woodpecker...thanks for sharing

  10. Beautiful birds and great photos! Thank you.

  11. Oh I love watching my bird feeder visitors and these are wonderful photos...Michelle

  12. You have such a wonderful variety of feathered visitors! I've never seen some of these for myself, even when I lived in the US. They are so pretty and colorful, thanks for sharing.