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Mesh Tube Bird Feeding Video & Links

There are some way cool links out there. One is over at Round Robin Blog and it’s all about an Albatross Cam! It is so cool. One of the photos from the albrotross backpack cam shows them feeding along with killer whales–how cool is that? Sigh, I would love to hang out at an albatross [...]

Red-bellied Woodpecker

I’m testing out some video footage in the blog. This is a female red-bellied woodpecker going for a sunflower in nut mix in a copper mesh feeder. Note how she uses both her beak and her tongue to get the food out.

Love Me, Love My Redpoll

I’ve had a couple of peeps ask me why this small finch is called a redpoll. Is the bird going out to survey people on how they feel about politics? No. Poll is another word for the top of the head (not used for that too often these days). So, the bird has a small [...]

A Few More Finches

I need to burn through a ton of redpoll and siskin photos before I leave.

Non Birding Bill and I are knee deep in sorting through the oodles of blog entries that came in. I got a much bigger response to the contest than expected and it’s going to be tough to narrow down to [...]

Sapsucker Looking Rough

I got a message today that Mr. Neil’s sapsucker was looking a little funky. I think his exact words were, “It looks like it’s been dipped in KY Jelly.” I joked, “Well, it is mating season.”

And there was a long pause.

I’m not sure if the joke wasn’t all that funny or if [...]