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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Meet Lady...


...my female Downy Woodpecker. Sometimes Woody stops by, but not as often.

Lady is probably the least skittish bird I have around - I can stand at the door and watch forever whereas the House Finches flee when I walk thru the room that faces their feeder. This morning she chirped her arrival but the door was still closed so the pic (taken thru glass door and screen) is a bit darker than I like.

This week I'll be asking Dad to help me make some Oriole feeders - copying Barb's design. It's a small plywood platform on a stake and on top of that is screwed the lid to a peanut butter jar. The lid holds grape jelly.

I have the hummingbird feeders out but no sign of hummers at my house yet. Mom has had several so I know they are around...

4 comments:

Denise :) said...

HOW FUNNY! I *just* responded to your comment about my hummingbirds and then read your posts about your downy and hummingbirds! We really are GMTA! I love our little downy woodpeckers -- they're so sweet! We could never do an Oriole feeder like that -- though I'd desperately love to attract some. The raccoons would make short work of the grape jelly!! :)

Angie said...

I would love to try the Oriole feeder---hoping you will post a picture of it when you have yours done. I adore the birds and spend lots of time watching them. :) Happy Spring!

quilt32 said...

If your dad makes the feeder, I know it will be made just right. Anxious to see it.
Lillian
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Lauren Sgranfetto said...

She is gorgeous! I love bird watching-