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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Lots of pre-storm feeding activity

We have a major winter storm bearing down on us, with predictions of very cold temps, some snow and winds. :andbirds were feeding busily today apparently in anticipation of a disruption in their feeding behavior due to the storm. I walked on the Canon City Riverwalk where lots of Dark-eyed Juncos and American Goldfinch were feeding on seeds. In an area near human habitation many House Finches joined them.

A lone male Downy Woodpecker pecked for little bits of insect eggs and stuff stuffed in the bark of trees. Some interesting info from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: "Male and female Downy Woodpeckers use separate foraging strategies during the winter. Males tend to feed in the tops of trees on branches that are smaller in diameter, whereas females feed in midlevel and lower sections of the tree on branches that are larger in diamete"


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