Summer Birds

During winter, wildlife generally stays about the same, but now that summer’s here, I’ve seen all kinds of new animals. Mostly birds. In the last couple of weeks there’s been this red-headed woodpecker hanging around. He was attracted by some suet we put up, and started to visit our yard regularly, but at the same time the grackles found the suet and pretty much devoured it. Once it was gone, he stopped coming. We got some more, but I bet the same thing will happen.

I saw one of the eagles from the nest a couple of days ago. It was flying to its nest with a giant fish locked in its talons. Pretty cool.

I also spied an oriole hanging about by the river. They’re hard to miss, what with their bright feathers, but I haven’t seen them here before. I’ll have to get my oriole feeder up.

In other news, I’m going to be gone for a few weeks, so no more posts for a while. But I’ll have things to tell when I get back! 

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One thought on “Summer Birds

  1. Hi Song of the Wolf, Wonderful that the Bald Eagles are doing well. Nice to hear of your Red-headed Woodpecker and the other birds. Yes, I think that your Red-headed Woodpecker will still come around and may even come for birdseed if you have a feeder with a sturdy platform on the bottom for the large bird to be stable on it. Have a wonderful coming week!

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