October 29 2006

Birds of Alaska

The little Red Poles come in Bunches when they come to the feeders. You can see dozens at once in the spring and winter when they are in the area of the Permafrost Ranch here in North Pole. The Hairy Woodpeckers are very neat birds, and I love to hear their calls when they are in the yard.

6 Responses to “Birds of Alaska”

  1. QUASAR9 says:

    Hi Rob,
    haven’t been over for a while
    I see in the snow, it’s not only the squirrels but the birds too looking for breadcrumbs from your table. lol!

  2. Bobbie says:

    Such variety once the snow hits the ground! They’re beautiful.

  3. QuillDancer says:

    I love the little red dot on top of the Red Pole’s head. I also very much enjoy woodpeckers. This is one I had never heard of — why is it called Hairy? The picture didn’t make it obvious.

  4. Bobbie says:

    We have Downey and Hairy woodpeckers at our feeders in New Jersey. They are almost identical except the Hairy is bigger. There are also some longish feathers around the beak that may have given them that moniker. Otherwise your guess is as good as mine!

  5. Robert W Gilcrease says:

    Bobbie just answered your question Quilldancer, and I don’t know why they are called that either for sure.

  6. Mary Lou says:

    I have both Hairy and Downey woodpeckers, along with the Northern Flicker. The chickadees are my favorite though.

    I have tons of all varieties of birds and squirrels.

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