Posted by: atowhee | February 24, 2014


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One thing about wintering birds and suet: it’s like putting food in front of teenage boys. Gone, gone, gone. The jays are often on the feeders before I turn my back.

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When the jays fail to show up I know I either have an active predator on the scene, or one of their lot fell victim overnight to an owl or other nocturnal killer.
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Both Red-breasted (Here) and White-breasted Nuthatches love suet.

P1890270 (1280x960) Chickadees, Bushtits, Juncos and Flickers are also regular sueters around our place. Never a warbler as in other gardens I’ve visited. We do get Hairy but never Acorn Woodpeckers. Occasionally we suffer a plague of Starlings but it usually only lasts a few days and then they disappear for months on end. Lucky us!


  1. PS Mallard is on Upper Duck Pond around 12:30 Sunday afternoon

  2. Ashland Pond between 9:30 and 10:30 Sunday morning

  3. Bought a new (used) lens, 100 – 400 mm to be delivered Thursday. Ought to get closer and more personal.

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