Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Woodpecker takes over oriole feeder

 Photos by Barry Wallace

There haven't been as many Baltimore Orioles at our oriole feeder this year, as in the past few years.   We normally see them early in the season, but then they disappear while raising their young and then return with the offspring in the middle of the summer.   So far we've only seen one or two a day.   But this juvenile Downy Woodpecker has taken over the main oriole feeder and has shown up for nectar, several times a day for a couple of weeks now.   As long as it shares, it is quite welcome to join with our orioles.
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Barry Wallace

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