Saturday, January 27, 2007

Party at the Suet Log!

The birds must have known a cold snap was coming because it was standing room only at the suet log for the last few days.

As one left, another took its place.

Mrs. Red-belly shoos everyone away when she shows up.

Could this little house finch puff up any fluffier? The wind is howling. I hope the birds find a spot to stay warm.
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MojoMan said...

Wonderful photos! Are they taken through a window? How far away?

LauraHinNJ said...

I love to watch the red-bellies take on the starlings - they mean business with that long beak!

Great pics - I just refilled my suet feeder last night because of the sudden cold.

Lynne said...

I took the pictures from inside the house with thw window open (no glass or screen-brrr). The feeders are about 50 feet away. I have a Nikon Coolpix S10. It has a 10x optical and 4x digital zoom. I then further enlarged them by cropping them Thanks!

I wouldn't want to mess with that beak either!

Mary said...

Lynne! Those are beautiful pictures! I need to admit I am very jealous as I hung a suet feeder today with no visitors...I'll be patient. A very cute post. Love it.

Lynne said...

Thanks! It took a while to attract birds to this feeder. I also have two of the cage type suet feeders but this one is by far the favorite!

Susan Gets Native said...

Fatten up, little birdies!
I haven't tried the log-type feeder yet. I use the cage, and also smear suet on the tree bark for the shy birds.

Jayne said...

Love that log! What a great creation you have there. We're expecting a cold snap too with the lows in the teens tomorrow... brrrrrr. Better check my own suet.

NatureWoman said...

Wonderful photos Lynne! I love the suet log - did you make it? It's a really good idea either way!
I love the puffy finch!

Lynne said...

I've never smeared suet on the trees, but I have smeared peanut butter that way. The birds love it and so do the flying squirrels!

Get out there and check your suet!

I didn't make the log but it would be easy. When this one is kaput we'll try making the new one.

Deb said...

I love those red bellied woodpeckers. I think I'm just a bit too far north for them, or maybe they don't like my conifer woods.

Funny how those birds just get right on the suet. When I put out my feeder with suet chunks yesterday, the chickadees were there immediately.

mon@rch said...

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are fun birds to watch! This is great you have the suet out for them!

sarala said...

Great shots. I have put out a suet feeder and so far only cardinals, monk parrots (yes we have green parrots in Chicago) and squirrels have visited. I'd never heard of a suet log. I'll have to look into it. You have some great bird photos. I'll come by again.