This gallery contains 5 images. Here is an infrequent visitor — a Downy Woodpecker. She was daintily and slowly moving up and down the suet feeder (making the accompanying female Red-Shafted Northern Flicker impatient).
How many grey bushtits can go on a suet feeder at once? At least five to six, I think. Such efficient and adorable little feeding machines! This is only the second time that we have seen them in the backyard, as they tend to swarm in the pyracantha bushes out front instead. Guess they got the news, too. 🙂
The resident squirrel was caching nuts in his mouth and nibbling on late winter rotting piece of apple, which he quickly discarded. He’s obviously given up hope of being an acrobat on the suet feeder. The little “rat”scal.