Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Downy Woodpecker

The aluminum pie plate is an attempt to keep Starlings out of the suet feeder. (Doesn't work)



Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

I'm very happy to see again your wonderfull picture about birds ! Spring is coming soon !
Have a nice day !

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I've found that a pellet rifle does an excellent job of controlling the starlings.
Love the little woodpecker. They love the suet feeder in my back yard as well.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I thought you'd made a special bird a "posh" table cover. I suffer from an over-enthusiastic imagination!

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

This is one of your best shots ever! Too bad the contraption doesn't achieve its purpose, but if the birds can manage to get into the food with that kind of acrobatics, I suppose they deserve the reward. I feel like I've been watching the Winged Olympics!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

thankfully, we have no starlings! but the junco, the chickadee, the titmouse all like the suet and take their turns at it with this little fellow.

Bill S. said... [Reply to comment]

That is a very beautiful male. I only have females visiting my feeders.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great shot. I'm having lots of trouble with the starlings hogging he suet feeder. I hadn't tried the pie plate, doesn't sound like it works anyway.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Cool shot! The upside down bird :-D

Calico Crazy said... [Reply to comment]

You made me laugh with this one, my Grandfather waged war with the squirrels in Georgia over the bird feeders and eventually won, but the battle was worth quite a few laughs.

NicoleB, Egypt said... [Reply to comment]

Sweet shot of that beauty!
And starlings, well, they are a bit pesky, but I still love them :)