I love the variety of birds on my small property (less than 1 acre). I can’t identify many of the calls, although I’m trying to learn them. But I grew up on Long Island with a bird book and binoculars always near the dining room window, so my visual identification skills are pretty good.

A downy woodpecker, enjoying my suet cake, February 2013.

A downy woodpecker, enjoying my suet cake, February 2013.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

A red-bellied woodpecker, Spring 2013. Why don’t they call it red-crested, or red-crowned? You can hardly ever see the red on the belly. Beats me!

I took this shot, a juvenile broad-winged hawk, in summer 2010. A minute later, he made a kill.

I took this shot, a juvenile broad-winged hawk, in summer 2010. A minute later, he made a kill.

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