This morning a Hairy Woodpecker was attacking our suet with fierce
abandon. As I watched, I noticed a little vapor puff rise from its face
and head. Again and again as it exerted itself, the vapor puffs came
out. In all my years of watching woodpeckers on suet, I had never seen
this. A treat.
Also had one female Evening Grosbeak along with our customary
Chickadees, Blue Jays, Purple Finches, Goldfinches, Mourning Doves, Tree
Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker and a lone Junco.
The day before yesterday we had a flock of around 2 dozen Common
Redpoll, but they have not returned.