everyone welcome,only not the bluejay!

by naturgrl
(abita springs)

I have three birdfeeders in my backyard that are usually filled with some birdfood mixture that I've gotten because I happen to see it and remember that I am out. I like to have black oil sunflower seeds because it seems to bring the most diverse variety of birds to my yard. I rarely pay attention to what types of birds the seeds I buy will draw by reading the package because I like to watch for myself. I've been doing this quite a long time now and I can tell you I just saw today chicadees, tufted titmouse, cardinals, bluejays, and a woodpecker,even one yellowish parakeet looking bird I'm not quite sure what it is.

About three years ago I had the pleasure of watching a woodpecker at my feeder from the kitchen window. It was the first time I had seen one so close.When I saw the bluejay coming I was a little disheartened because he always chased everyone else from the feeder, but to my delight the woodpecker chased him away! He continued to eat happily enjoying the company of everyone, just not that bluejay, who was finally forced to eat at another feeder. I doubt I was the only one pleasantly surprised that day.I've seen the woodpecker and his family many times since that day but never at my feeders. Today was an unexpected treat as my son and I happily watched him for the longest while. I hope his visits will continue.
After coming upon this sight today I thought our story would be very befitting.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Red Bellied Woodpecker.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Small perching bird with red/rust breast

    Apr 18, 18 11:42 PM

    The bird I saw perched on a bush branch, facing the walking path is small to very small. Whitish gray belly with pronounced u-shaped reddish breast. I

    Read More

  2. a regular bird at my hummingbird feeder

    Apr 18, 18 11:42 PM

    I live in deep South Louisiana, approximately 65 miles Southwest of New Orleans, literally with Bayous in our back yard. I was so surprised to look out

    Read More

  3. Back yard birder

    Apr 17, 18 11:04 AM

    I have identified the yellow shafted flicker in my backyard . We have several of them feeding on the lawn. It looks like they are pulling out grubs.

    Read More