Downy or Hairy?

Telling a Downy Woodpecker from a Hairy Woodpecker is tricky.  Sure the Downy is smaller coming in at about 6 3/4″ and the Hairy is a third larger with a length of 9 1/4″, but they never seem to be on my feeders at the same time. I don’t know about...

“Zebra” Sparrows

I love the “Zebra” sparrows! Of course that’s not their real name, but my nick-name for the White-Crowned Sparrow with its bold black and white striped head. I have been seeing a few in the yard this month and yesterday I was able to get some...

Cardinal Craftiness

What a surprise to have a Cardinal at the nut feeder! The nut feeder doesn’t have any perches and a Cardinal needs a large perch. They don’t climb up and down tree trunks like Nuthatches.  They don’t cling like a Chickadee or Downy Woodpecker. How...