He's a Flicker. Gorgeous and quite large. I was mesmerized! My treasure for the day! Hope he comes back. We have lots of woodpeckers here!
I've been battling with a couple of squirrels over my feeders. They dump out all the feed and climb down onto the suet and eat it. The poor birds can't even get to the feeders anymore. I've been at my wits end with these two! But I think I've solved the problem! A simple slinky toy! I wanted to keep the feeders in the tree and not have to buy a pole and an expensive baffle. They climb down the line and tip the feeder and empty it and then eat from the ground. Can't wait to see him try to do it now! Did the same to the line going down to the suet.
There's a nest in my new gourd bird house! It's on the back tree line and I can't see the bird good enough to tell what it is. It's brown and very small and looks like it has a long beak but I can't get close enough to tell. It flits around so fast and never sits still to get a good look with the binoculars, but I'll keep trying. I shot a pic of it but its a little blurry and I still can't tell. Probably just a little sparrow or a finch. What's your guess?