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  1. Downy woodpecker tongue

    Downy woodpecker tongue

    Snapped at just the right time, this image shows the female Downy woodpecker tongue. Mother was gathering suet for her youngster, who was in a maple tree just east (to the right) of the suet feeder. Mother, father, and their young ward are frequent visitors lately!
  2. Red-bellied woodpecker

    Red-bellied woodpecker

    A frequent visitor to my yard, and always welcome.
  3. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Showed up at our feeder for the first time one day ago. (on a cold blustery day) Fed a lot and by the end of the day was chasing all the woodpeckers from the suet. Only a brief visit today.
  4. Upsidedown starling

    Upsidedown starling

    We got the upside down suet feeder to keep birds like starlings out. Supposedly starlings perch, and don't "cling" and don't go upside down. Guess the experts were wrong.
  5. Feeding chaffinch.

    Feeding chaffinch.

    Suet sprinkles go down well with this lady chaffinch.
  6. Flicker filching food.

    Flicker filching food.

    Flicker came into the backyard to eat suet.
  7. A Dinner Date

    A Dinner Date

    Female (left) Male (right).
  8. Black Capped Chickadee

    Black Capped Chickadee

    A chickadee eating some suet from a homemade feeder.
  9. Red-Headed Woodpecker

    Red-Headed Woodpecker