We continue to be visited by Hairy, Downy and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers. Their flight pattern is almost comical--fly up, then dip, fly up, then dip! We keep hearing a Pileated but no sightings yet!
We switched bird food about a month ago to a black sunflower mix that we got at an Ocean State Job Lot--but we immediately lost some of our regular visitors, including finches and Chickadees. When it ran out we went back to the mix we had been buying for a local bird store and they came back that very day!
We have a new sparrow--I have not looked him up yet but isn't he cute? I have only seen him a handful of times--the only other sparrow we get is a Chipping Sparrow.
Here is a Black Capped Chickadee that has been coming back around to see us.
And our faithful friends, the Cardinals are our favorites. I really love the female. Watching the pair together is touching--the way they seem to care for each other, the way the male brings her little pieces of corn.
I am not sure if we will see any new birds--we may have seen all of them in our backyard--except that elusive Pileated Woodpecker!