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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inviting Birds

This is a picture of a flicker. She belongs to the woodpecker family. She visits our feeder almost every day. She likes to eat suet and peanuts.

The flicker has a nest in a dead tree near our house. She brings her babies to our feeders when they first learn to fly. It is easy to tell the baby from the mother. The baby doesn't have a red spot on the top of his head.

I hope that the flicker comes to our yard this weekend. We want to count her in the Big Backyard Bird Count. Maybe we'll put out more peanuts so that she will feel extra welcome!

Do you have a lot of birds visiting your yard? We found a great coloring book about birds that like to visit bird feeders. You can go to it by clicking here: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/schoolyard/T_Resouces/ColoringBook.pdf

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