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Red-bellied Woodpecker Facts

  “There was a Red-headed Woodpecker in my yard”, my brother tells me.    Then after I ask him a few questions about the bird I find out that it really is a Red-bellied Woodpecker.  He does not know much about birds so I had to ask.  The reason being is because many people incorrectly […]

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Should You Feed Birds In Summer?

  Do you still feed the birds during the hot summer months?  I certainly do because I enjoy watching my backyard visitors all year long.  Plus, there are some birds that I only see in the summer time and if I didn’t have my bird feeders stocked with good food, I would probably miss them.  […]

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What Do Birds Do At Night?

What Do Birds Do At Night?  Well some bird species who have been active all day (called diurnal birds) turn in for the night, just like we do, with every species sleeping or resting in its own way .  As for the nighttime birds (called nocturnal birds), they become very active and vocal.  Read on for […]

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Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Houses?

      Have you ever been awaken by a woodpecker drumming on your outside gutters, your house siding, or even your satellite dish?  Some woodpeckers can be pretty annoying in the early morning hours.  And…the damage they can make! In one of my previous posts I mentioned how one particular Northern Flicker did quite […]

northern flicker woodpecker

Northern Flicker Woodpecker

  One of the more interesting woodpeckers in my book is the Northern Flicker…aka Yellow-shafted Flicker.   It was once called the Yellow-shafted but a few years ago the name was changed to Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted form).  There is also a red-shafted form of the Northern Flicker woodpecker found out west.  They were two separate species […]

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Red-headed Woodpeckers North America

     Red-headed Woodpecker   It is a striking woodpecker with its flashy red head and neck, bright white belly and black-white-black wings.  When in flight that red, black, and white look so bold and brilliant against the landscape.  What a beautiful bird that Red-headed Woodpecker is. When someone who I know really doesn’t know […]

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Attract Pileated Woodpeckers

          Everyone loves to see this woodpecker.  You cannot miss its striking red head with black and white streaked face and black body!  Standing at 16 to 19 inches and with a wing span of 26 to 30 inches you will definitely know it is the Pileated Woodpecker. Mostly you will […]

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How Do Birds Keep Warm?

The last few days have been pretty warm here in Kentucky with temperatures reaching near 61 degrees.  It was much needed too because I was about to go stir crazy (along with my little Millie dog) these past few weeks as the temperatures were hanging steady around zero degrees or a little below.  That’s too cold […]

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Birds in the Snow!

  I love to see birds in the snow don’t you?  In my backyard, in the woods, at the park….anywhere is fine with me.  The reason being is because you just never know what birds you are going to see.  You see when it snows birds have a harder time finding food and water because […]

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Winter Birds Are Starting to Arrive!

Last Sunday Jeff noticed that the fish were swirling around a lot at the surface of our pond and decided it was a good time to go fishing.  He was right because he ending up catching  11 fish within a 15 minute period.  One of them was a pretty good size, a six pounder!  Nice catch indeed! […]