Hairy Woodpecker, female is on the left side. On the right side is a Downy Woodpecker, male. The Hairy Woodpecker is 9" and has a larger bill then the Downy. The Downy Woodpecker is 6" and has black & white markings on the sides of its tail.
In the first picture the is sun is coming up. Second photo is our barn. The other pictures are of the gravel road going out to the blacktop road.
In the Fall and Winter months the Cardinals will hang out with other Cardinals and different types of birds in their area. If they see a bird or birds that have found food, they will join them.
The more eyes that the group has the better chance of finding food. They like black oil sunflower seeds and dry roasted unsalted peanuts. Plus, other types of bird seeds.
Jane showed up late in the day to get her apple slices that we throw out our front window for her to eat. She ate a slice of the apple, then she turns her head to the right and spotted something out in our side yard. We didn’t know what she had saw that made her run away.
We looked out our window to see what she was running from. That was when we spotted a large Whitetail buck that was chasing after her.
About 15 minutes later she shows up at our front window, wanting the rest of her apple slices. After she ate her apple slices, she walked away, going up the gravel road. About ½ hour later that buck shows up in our front yard looking for Jane.