White-throated Sparrows and Red-bellied Woodpecker

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© Andrea Petersen

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Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Psalm 133: 1

Birds of different breeds
Might share their food stock
Depends on who likes seeds
And who prefers the suet block,
If they eat peacefully together
With friends of another feather..

But it might work in reverse...
I have seen some converse
To each other and other breeds
Speaking as only a bird could talk
If the one who did like seeds
Instead opted for the suet block!
Poetry By me, AJP

The White-throated Sparrows didn't dare go after a bird as big as the Red-bellied Woodpecker but I have seen them attack the Downy Woodpeckers to chase them off the feeder...The Red-bellied Woodpecker didn't pay them any attention....Nature is very interesting to watch the personalities of the different breeds of birds emerge....Birds are highly intelligent but they need to be diligent as well to survive the extreme weather...

The migratory white-throated sparrows might be extra cranky this year because of after traveling many miles only to face 14 inches of deep snow....here on May 2nd. Who could blame them if they get cantankerous now and then?

Camera Model Nikon D7000
Focal Length 105 mm
F-Number F/9
Exposure Time 1/200 sec.
ISO-Speed ISO-400
Exposure Program Manual
Date of picture 5/3/2013,( 8:13 AM)
Big bird feeder through window

6 responses

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (4 May 2013):

    Beautiful!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (5 May 2013):

    I wonder if birds have their own edition of the Frommer's Travel Guide....if so, I'm sure your house is on the list of 'must stop' places!! Excellent shot of these hardy birds!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (5 May 2013):

    lovely.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (5 May 2013):

    Andrea, a most superior image of these little birdies just trying to make it through tough times

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 May 2013):

    What an excellent photo of the two species of birds and how they interact. You are a wealth of knowledge about birds as you have had so many stopping by your feeders as they can count on getting food there.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 May 2013):

    super with the white background! so cute (but not early in the morning while they're hammering at a tree close to us)

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