Common Flickers & Red Bellied Woodpeckers at Feeder
by John Peterson
(Cottage Grove, MN. USA)
Now turning colder in Cottage Grove, MN.
Had to turn on the heated bird bath to keep the water in the bird bath from freezing.
Several common Flickers with yellow color under wings visited my platform feeder several days ago.
Also have had the Red Bellied Woodpecker visiting which has a rosy red cap on its light gray head with zebra like striped look on its back.
Both Flicker and Red Bellied Woodpeckers battle the Blue Jays for the peanuts in the platform feeder.
Bluebirds and Robbins which were here just recently must have decided to go further south due to the recent drop in temperatures.
Downy woodpeckers along with their larger identical cousin the Harry Woodpecker are also visiting the suet feeders on a regular basis.
Several varieties of nuthatches are also now showing up looking for food and water.
Feed them and provide water for them and they will come and provide you with hours of viewing entertainment!
Cottage Grove, MN