On the birding front, John Tschopp shares that, in wintertime the Woodpeckers in hisyard really appreciate the fat feeders. They are simple containers made out of wood and wire mesh. The fat can be any waste fat from your local butcher. John cuts the fat up to fit down the feeder.
This is my first bird identification. I have 'sighted' a northern flicker. I'm inordinately excited. It's exciting to have a name for this strange bird that appeared in my yard, because somehow, the ability to name it brings me into closer relationship and community with my backyard, just like knowing the name of my server … Continue reading Seasonal Observations: Northern Flicker