Being home from the office allows me to catch more sightings of attractive birds availing themselves to our feeders. About this time every year, we get to see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. Here is the male Grosbeak enjoying our sunflower seed this afternoon—
In the past, we’ve had Northern Flickers in our backyard trees and scavenging for food on the ground, but never on our upside down suet feeder.
These pictures taken this morning—
January 2016 was the last time I saw a Pileated Woodpecker. But just the other day, I spotted one while driving. I pulled my car over to try to get whatever video I could from my iPhone. (Apple clearly won’t use my video to sell their phone.)
It’s a truly splendid creature to see and its red color is much more vivid than shows in this video. The size is also impressive, larger than some hawks.