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.

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