Sunday, November 9, 2008

Red-bellied Woodpeckers

We didn't have an Elpis workshop this week but I did have a lot of activity at an Elpis suet feeder in my back yard. Our 3-hole fence post feeder got visits from Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatchs, Downy Woodpeckers and this morning it was visited by a Red-bellied Woodpecker. He stayed up in the tree most of the morning with a few short visits to the suet feeder. I happened to snap a few pictures in the process.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wood Lake Nature Center Workshop

This past Sunday we built birdfeeders (tall self feeders #102) at the Wood Lake Nature Center. We had 23 participants as part of a workshop/hike/education session. Kids and their parents hammered together 23 kits that produced some very fine looking birdfeeders. They all got a bag of sunflower seeds to get them started and they were excited to get home and hang them up and watch for birds.