A Pileated Woodpecker flew along our hedgerow on Saturday. We see them in the area several times a year, and it is always a treat. The flock of robins is still around, along with goldfinches, definitely starting to show some yellow; at least seven cardinals, (I frequently see the males chasing each other); four titmice; a few House Finches; lots of chickadees; some Mourning Doves and Blue Jays; eight Tree Sparrows; House Sparrows; Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers; and the occasional junco. And this weekend, an unusual visitor -- an oppossum. Though not a bird, we got huge enjoyment watching him eating bird seed, waddling around the yard and then coming up in the covered porch to sit on the doormat and groom himself (it was snowing at the time). He waddled off when his toilet was done, but the next morning I saw his tracks crossing the lawn and entering the horse barn, where he had sampled some horse treats. Such fun! Holly Hungerford Charlotte, Vt.