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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:35 PM   #11
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Great photos Mole. I also am especially fond of the Downy Woodpecker.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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Great captures Mole, the downy with the flying chips are amazing. I have yet to get any woodpecker into my finder.

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I love the woodpecker with the wood flying. The second sapsucker and the first song sparrow have wonderful color.

Here is a Christmas day tufted titmouse visiting the feeder.

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The woodpecker with the flying chips takes the prize.

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 7:12 PM   #15
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DMJJR - Thanks so much! Equipment used: K20D on all shots. Woodpecker taken with the Pentax SMC 135-600, others with the Tokina 400mm ATX AF.

Dane/Dawg - Thanks! A bit smaller than your amazing Eagles, but still a cute one...

MtnMan - She was too busy to be concerned with the crazy photographer pointing the giant lens at her!

Hans - For me, the best times to get close enough for woodpecker photography is when they're working on den-holes or feeding holes.

MacBook - What a fine detailed Titmouse photo. Looks like one of those "squirrel-proof" birdfeeders. Does it actually keep the squirrels out of the food?

Lou - Looks like she got the prize of possession of the den!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 6:34 PM   #16
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mole,

Yes, it does keep the squirrels from feeding there. They do pick up a few stray seeds from what the birds drop, but that's all.

The initial wood bar onto which the birds alight wore down and so I had masking tape keeping it in place, but I discovered the replacement post was only $3.50, so the company is quite reasonable in its pricing. You can see the new bar plus the remnants of the masking tape in the photo.
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Nice ones.

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