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I observed a pretty funny sight in my backyard: a Northern Flicker hanging
on the nyjer feeder and eating seed with his huge beak through that tiny
little hole on the feeder.  He was almost as big as the whole feeder
itself!  Quite amusing.

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO., MO
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On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 11:13 PM, Chris Barrigar <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  Sunday morning this past weekend, I was nearly knocked backwards when I
> looked out the back door and saw a male Cardinal on top of the suet cage
> reaching in and eating from the suet.
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> Granted I don't watch the feeders closely enough to say that this has never
> happened before, but in the 8 years we've stocked birdfeeders, I haven't
> witnessed this behavior.
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> I guess it's just not something I woke up Sunday morning thinking I would
> see. Just wondering if this is something witnessed by others.
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> Thank you and good birding!
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> Chris Barrigar
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