Wednesday, January 3
It was the first time I saw a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker this winter – and she pointed out to me that it was time to refill the suet feeder. Empty feeders are the result of spending five days in Maine. 🙂
This was a gift to me – from Mark and Diane – for my February birthday.
Since it was time to re-fill the feeders, I also hung my new suet wreath on the patio dogwood tree. Notice the nuthatch peeking over the top of the wreath. It was the first bird on the wreath.
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker soon returned to a feeder – after fluttering away when I brought fresh seeds, suet and the wreath outside.
A male downy woodpecker quickly found the suet feeder. Woodpeckers feed from regular suet feeders – but usually after this is empty or another bird is on this log.
It was good to get back in to the routine of home.