Birdfeeder Visitor

My birdfeeders are a fantastic investment (I have 7 feeders spread out in the front and rear gardens…).

Since September, a pileated woodpecker has become a regular visitor and is particularly fond of the suet and mixed nuts feeders.
Pileated woodpecker on a suet feeder, Saturna Island, BCAnd I spend a lot of time in the garden on dry days (and those are getting rare), expanding the flower beds, moving manure and mulch into position, planting bulbs, moving plants. Tired, but a good kind of tired!

And on some days, I am rewarded by many colourful birds at the feeders. This Pileated guy was not very worried, and let me get surprisingly close.
A special moment…