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Title: Trunk on a pole - suet
Post by: Shortsighted on November 22, 2020, 09:27:21 pm
 I decided to install my mock tree trunk now that some woodpeckers are starting to show up. A Hairy arrived first but I did not have my camera set-up at that point. After I was ready the Hairy stayed away and only a Downy visited.  After today‚Äôs snowfall had covered the ground making seed search more difficult the Juncos started to develop an interest in the suet buried within the crevice of my tree section on a pole. Juncos generally prefer feeding on the ground, or on the ground-above-my-feet.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GDBGhx8/0/52cc5858/M/i-GDBGhx8-M.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-GDBGhx8/A)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gdnfK3m/0/5cad41cb/M/i-gdnfK3m-M.jpg) (https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-358cgw/i-gdnfK3m/A)




Title: Re: Trunk on a pole - suet
Post by: Ally on November 23, 2020, 08:21:40 am
More wonderful ideas. I don't have birds visiting now with no feeder. During the snow yesterday, I found a Hairy climbed the wall on my neighbour's. Turned out a piece of pizza was hidden there by someone. (Mr. Squirrel or Racoon)
Title: Re: Trunk on a pole - suet
Post by: thouc on November 23, 2020, 11:57:28 am
Interesting behaviour of the junk food seeking Downy (small bill and black spots on white outer tail feathers). Cool capture.


/Thomas
Title: Re: Trunk on a pole - suet
Post by: Ally on November 23, 2020, 01:21:07 pm
Interesting behaviour of the junk food seeking Downy (small bill and black spots on white outer tail feathers). Cool capture.


/Thomas
Hi Thomas,  Thank you, I debated with myself too when I posted the pics this morning. Because when I saw it yesterday, it seemed larger, and this morning when I looked at the photo, especially the profile one, the bill was shorter. Maybe the distance a confused me. And it was snowing when I took the pics, but it was a great lesson, since I recently said to myself that at least I got my Hairy/Downy right. And here I am. :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Trunk on a pole - suet
Post by: Dinusaur on November 23, 2020, 07:54:23 pm
Now that's a cracking behavioral shot, wonder which part of Pizza it was nibbling on.