It's been a full five weeks since we've had any interesting birds visiting our feeders. I thought we were doing well to get the feeders up with the first snowfall in early November with these birds quickly showing up, but alas they've stayed away ever since. I'm hoping they'll come back soon 'cause they're fun to watch!
The Blue Jays came first, digging the peanuts out of the feeder and flying away to hammer them open and eat the peanuts inside.
Then we were really excited to see a Red-bellied Woodpecker, one we've rarely seen before. I was really hoping it would come back all winter.
The Downy Woodpecker did show up a few times. The small red spot on the back of the head shows that this is a male. In the past we've had big flocks of Goldfinch, and regular visiting Juncos as well as the Chickadees and Nuthatches. Where are you!