Every winter, we hang a birdfeeder in the back yard. It is so fascinating to watch through the window as our feathered friends empty it in about 2 days! Of course, we have the usual variety of birds... house sparrows, chickadees, dark eyed juncoes, and a few pairs of cardinals. This year, however, word seems to have spread about our backyard buffet, and we've noticed some newcomers!
A few weeks ago, we spotted a red-breasted nuthatch. What a neat bird! It's been back quite regularly.
This morning there was one of these pecking around in the trees back there too.
They all regularly get chased by these pesky critters. I finally found a feeder that they can't get into!