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Hungry, Hungry Nuthatches

The birds have been absolutely ravenous lately.  I filled all the feeders late last night and by noon, the 4 quart sunflower feeder was down about 1/6th, as was the thistle seed feeder.  There was a half-dozen finches on the thistle feeder and at least 8 mobbing the sunflower, plus another dozen or two on the ground gleaning the spilled seed.

I saw a new species of woodpecker today, a Red-bellied Woodpecker.  It's a fairly large bird, compared to the Downy Woodpeckers who frequent the suet cake feeder, with a large splash of red on its crown and a back-and-white striped back.

The other day there were no less than eight cardinals around the feeders.  It was a riot of brilliant red amid the dreary white and gray of winter.

I had some bananas that sat around too long and turned to mush, so I tossed them outside under the feeders.  I wonder if any of the birds will eat them.

I've also been setting food out for the rabbits.  I saw one eating out of the container yesterday morning. 

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