Well 2009 has been exciting so far. We have discovered that we have Common Redpolls at home, and at the store we have a Downy Woodpecker back, enjoying our Suet log. I know there are Red-bellied woodpeckers at the back area of our store, and hope to eventually lure them to the front where the feeders are. We are still waiting for a Pileated woodpecker to visit our suet log at home. Our woodpeckers at both locations seem to really enjoy the Roasted Peanut log suet the most.
It is amazing to see all the goldfinches always chowing down at the nyjer feeder almost everytime I look out the window. Just about every customer that walks in the door makes a comment about all the finches on the feeder.
We are expecting very frigid weather in the next few days, so we are paying particular attention to keeping all our feeders full, and fresh water available.