Suet Wars

Jackpot (891x1024)When Winter’s cold begrudges Spring’s return to warmth, bird’s appetites soar. So you may find atypical “feeder birds” battling over resources.  confrontation (1024x683)

Insectivorous species that would normally not come to seed feeders will approach suet, and if times are lean, fights will ensue! This leads to some awesome sightings, as well as fascinating interactions. Species seen at suet include the ubiquitous woodpeckers, wrens, mockingbirds, and the occasional warbler. Awkward (1024x970)  YRWA (1024x773)

But marital bliss may also be seen, as in this pair of Downy Woodpeckers sharing a meal.domestic bliss (1117x1280)

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