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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I also have a small collection of bird feeders from my bird watching and feeding hobby. I think I've had this Big Top by Droll Yankees for about 20 years or so. Mostly finches and small birds flock to this one but the wood peckers do take to it as well. The icy rain spell created a bit of a dilemma for the wood pecker that took a few attempts to figure it out. But after he figured the bottom attack to avoid the icicles he had his fill of sunflower seeds.

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    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 7 years ago
      All your little songbirds are on vacation down here in Florida stuffing their beaks at my feeders. :0)
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      I can see why this appealed to you, Sir TallCakes. Looks like a beautiful glass lampshade! Oh what Mother Nature does we love to replicate and admire. :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      He is a beauty and although I appreciate not living where ice and snow are, I think at times it must just be gorgeous like this.
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Hey! That bird looks like the bird in my brooch! Quick, what is s/he? :))
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      All the icicles are from the freezing rain yesterday and overnight. It was fun just watching this little guy make several attempts before figuring out the approach from below. The finches and chickadees didn't seem to be bothered by the ice at all. And the north screen wall of the patio looks like an art glass window due the freezing north rain yesterday.
      thanks Pat : )
      thanks agh : )
      thanks Mike : )
      thanks Katherine : )
      thanks racer : )
      thanks Sean : )
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Oh do post a pic of the north screen wall as well! In my sunny climes, I can only admire from afar. :)
    7. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      I got a few pics of the screen ice but need better light; Ill try to get better pics tomorrow with better light; 'sposed to get more snow tonight. Temps are only expected to be in low 20s so the ice should hold up a bit longer...
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 7 years ago
      Suet blocks are most welcomed by the Woody's.

      T A
    9. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Love the great photo's, is that a lesser spotted woodpecker??
      We have two in the uk , lesser spotted & the green woodpecker ;-)
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      thanks Mel... : )
      thanks EJW : )
      thanks DrF... : )
      thanks forte : )
      thanks vet... : )
      thanks Elisa.... : )
      thanks surf... : ) this one is called a red-bellied woodpecker; tho' the belly is more of a light orange-yellow...
    11. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Amazing post! I love it!
    12. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      thanks Virginia : )
    13. Ilikethings Ilikethings, 3 years ago
      Nice Pictures ...
    14. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      A beautiful chandelier created by Mother Nature! You should submit your terrific photo to Birds and Blooms Magazine. You could win a photo contest with this one!
    15. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      many thanks for the recent comments and loves; brings a smile to y face to recall this story... : )
    16. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 1 year ago
      love it all,.. well done...hope you had one blown up to put on your wall.....
    17. TallCakes TallCakes, 1 year ago
      thank you TOO : )

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