This is a little lady Downy Woodpecker that comes to the suet cage for her favourite. Peanut butter and bugs. Suet cakes I buy at the bird feed shop. They, and the Northern Flickers get on there and hang... literally ... sometimes it appears as though they are snoozing...but, sometimes, maybe they just refuse to get off and give anybody else a chance.
There is a "pecking order" too it seems. If the little Downy is on there and a big ol' Northern Flicker shows up....well, the little one flies off for a bit. But, she comes back... and so does her boyfriend... I've never seen it the other way around. No Flickers leave if a little Downy shows up for grub. Big Meanies.
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Waiting patiently for me to finish shovelling so she can come into the patio for her suet cage. Not too nervous at all...unlike the big Flickers... who take off the instant I go out there. They may be big meanies in the bird world...but, they are afraid of me. Hah....
Here is one of the big Flickers... all fluffed out so he looks even bigger. It is -25C these days and they puff out their feathers to keep warm I guess. And...below...... ...the little lady Downy so you can see the size difference. Sorry they are a bit soft focus looking... almost fuzzy... they were taken with the venetian in the way...but, didn't want to scare them off so left it.
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