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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another New Visitor

The bird feeders have been busy this week, and one afternoon I glanced out and noticed a different silhouette at the suet feeder. It was a downy woodpecker! Here he is opposite a chestnut-backed chickadee - it's kind of cool how different species share the feeders nicely:

I remember downy woodpeckers at the suet feeder in the backyard when I was a little girl, but as I got older we saw fewer and fewer of them in the neighborhood. I see them occasionally on the island, but this was a new species to visit our feeders here on the houseboat. I haven't seen it again since then, but I hope he becomes a regular visitor!


Lois Evensen said...

Lovely image. Yes, it would be nice if the rest of the world could get along so nicely. :)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

A 'garden' tick - Nice one Monika.
Is it a passage migrant do you think?



Anonymous said...

They are an odd couple but get along well. We have had the same thing happen here. I admire your photography.

Warren Baker said...

I'm sure now it knows where the easy food is, it will be back :-)

Monika said...

Lois - Most definitely.

Dave - The downy is a resident species here, but I don't know if other migrate through as well.

Abraham - Thank you!

Warren - I would think so! But it hasn't been back yet.