A Red-Headed Woodpecker has come to live in one of the Oak Trees beside the little farm pond here. This particular woodpecker is the same one that was drinking water out of the rain gutter on my front porch several days ago. Because the bird feeder is right next to the porch and so many birds are now coming to the feeder for a bite to eat, the Red-Headed Woodpecker has recently learned how to use the feeder. I was amazed at the sight. The bird feeder only has seed and not any suet so I was surprised to see the woodpecker using it.
By the way, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard Duck have also learned that this magical feeder drops bits of corn and other delightful seeds once in a while! Unfortunately for me, the Grey Squirrel was around yesterday and was trying to figure out why everyone else was invited to this fine party. I imagine it will only be a matter of time… Oh well! I’ll cross that bridge when it becomes a problem. Ha! I took these pictures on April 30. 2012 from my living room window and porch. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the largerpicture. Enjoy!