Tuesday, February 17

NH Audubon Backyard Bird Count

Every year I participate in the Bird Count, watching the feeders more than I normally do, actually taking time to sit still and watch the birds fly in and around. It was pretty much the normal sightings chickadees, nuthatches, goldfinches, blue jays, titmouse, crows and downy woodpeckers.
But my watching paid off:

Photo courtesy of the great folks at Wikipedia.
A Red-Bellied Woodpecker!

Another check on my life bird list. I watched him for twenty minutes going up and down the dead pine we intentionally left standing. He poked his beak into every hole he found and paid little attention to the suet feeders located on the same tree. I got my husband to witness the sighting, You see these birds are infrequent visitors to NH.


  1. A very beautiful bird! Your patience definitely paid off!!

  2. Always a thrill to see a new bird visiting the feeders. Congrats!


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