, , , , ,

I had bought four spicy (with added cayenne pepper) suet cakes for the birds and, as of today, the last of the four is on its way to being consumed by tomorrow. The birds did not come out much in our current 2022 big freeze with temperatures hovering around 8 °F (-13 °C). Here are some shots of birds enjoying (loving) the spicy suet.

Female Downy Woodpecker.
Female Downy Woodpecker and Carolina Chickadee.
Northern Cardinal and Red-bellied Woodpecker, both female.
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker and European Starling.

Three European Starlings came at one time and chased away the Red-bellied Woodpecker.

European Starling after monopolizing the suet feeder.
Female Downy Woodpecker under the rain, before colder temperatures prevailed.