Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My Birdseed Brings All the Birds to the Yard

Paying an extra buck for a bag of good birdseed goes a long way. The cheap stuff at Harris Teeter really only draws sparrows and squirrels -- not exactly rare sightings.

But if I put out sunflower seed consistently (every day for a week or two) in my backyard in Ballston, I start seeing cardinals, blue jays, finches, and today, even a red-bellied woodpecker. We weren't 100% positive on the ID since it only hung around for a minute, but it was an impressive sight.

The Green Girlfriend picked this photo off the net as most resembling the woodpecker that flew off faster than I could find my camera.

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