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April 25, 2012


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Jeff Mason

I saw my first red headed woodpecker at my backyard suet feeder last summer. Only saw him once. Spectacular bird. Wish I could attract them more frequently. I live in Clifton Park NY and see most of the regional woodpeckers in my backyard. First time for the red headed though !

The Zen Birdfeeder

Ellen - I'd see them in Illinois on the golf courses sometimes. Wouldn't it be great to see one here - maybe even at your new house??


Beautiful! I saw my first Red-Headed Woodpecker in Ohio a few years ago, and it was SUCH a thrill... well worth the long drive to get there!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.