Woodpeckers are in

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redseed2PSi.JPGYou can tell when the weather is nice, even if only for a short period of time… the birds and squirrels come out in droves to collect seeds and food before the storms return.  They are fun to watch as they happily hop around soaking up the fleeting sunshine.

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We have red headed Acorn Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers in these parts.

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… and the occasional endearing dear and crazy squirrel .

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Red Heads

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I spotted these birds the other day in the midst of our rain storm.  They seem to come by when the weather is cold and adverse, particularly mornings and some occasional evenings.  We don’t see them on the sun shiny days, nor on a regular basis.

redhd on_Ssi I’m struggling to figure out who they are.  I have searched my bird book, and the closest I can come to discerning their species, is a Cassin’s Finch.

Yet it seems awfully cold and off season for finch, but maybe not for this variety, which I have never seen before now.  Anyone have any idea what they are?

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