Category: Downy woodpecker

Jet set at the feeders: black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches

Jet set at the feeders: black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches. I’ve written posts about the jet set at the feeders before, but I have new photos. Black-capped chickadee at left above. Tufted titmouse in center. White-breasted nuthatch at right. You can click… Continue Reading “Jet set at the feeders: black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches”

September renewal

September renewal. Since most of my life up to now has been spent observing a school calendar, September still seems like a time to start again, to make new resolutions, to get excited about stuff. So, while I still have the habit of thinking… Continue Reading “September renewal”

Downy woodpecker

Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens). Male downy woodpeckers have a red nape. Females do not. Downy woodpeckers like both sunflower seeds and suet. Also insects. They have long barbed tongues for pulling insects out of small places, according to┬áBirds of New Jersey. The challenge with… Continue Reading “Downy woodpecker”