This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Look who came today................

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This is a Pileated Woodpecker. A big guy compared to the little Downies that come to the feeder and I even had a couple of those today. Anyway, I saw the Woody Woodpecker fly through the yard, he was a big'n. He flew to the electric pole opposite so I could not get sharp close ups. Still I don't see them often so was very happy to get what I did. He found a hole in the side and investigated that for bugs
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Meanwhile at my feeder......we have a little Downey Woodpecker
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They like the suet. They also like the sunflower seeds. I think I have to replenish this weekend and I think I will get some peanuts in shells too.Mrs C came for a visit. Actually there were two females today so I still have two couples.
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She is looking very pretty in her winter feathers. They all look so scruffy during the molting season.
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Mrs C was partial to the berries today, did not come for seeds
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Among others today was the male Nuthatch. I still have not got a shot of him. He came same time as the Pileated Woodpecker and I have seen Mr Nuthatch the last few days so I went for the Pileated Woodpecker.
The Bluejays were back in force.........I put out bread for them and old popcorn for the squirrels. Everyone had fun.
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The Chickadees were busy as always, about 5 little squabbling bundles of cuteness
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The Jays were happy to share
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I was very happy to see a nice variety of birds today. They had all sorts of treats out there. Apple slices, cheese, suet and all kinds of seeds. They should be happy and seemed to be. Had about 4 squirrels too and I didn't chase them off because there was enough for everyone today.

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September Violets said...

I did mean to read your post right away, but painting got me sidetracked and I'v hunted it down while having lunch. I wanted to see your pileated woodpecker, and he is a beauty! You get so many colourful birds. My feeder is a hub of activity today (mostly house sparrows and juncos), but I did get a little male downy woodpecker, so that was nice. I really should get my suet feeders up too (just logs with holes drilled in for the suet). Love your shots of all the birds, especially the cardinals and jays. Enjoy your day, and I hope you weren't caught in the snow storm this week (just a few flakes swirling around for us this afternoon). Wendy x

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for telling me about the squirrel nests! I know where some are now ;o) I can't believe you got the big woodpecker! I have only seen one in my life time! Your are so lucky with your birds ;o) Love all your precious pictures ;o) Big Hugs ;o)