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A Cooper’s Hawk, viewed against the early sky just outside my workplace on a very cold winter morning.

A photographer’s note: I used a 75-300mm lens at full zoom on autofocus to shoot this through two windows. I was about 20 feet from the hawk, clearly visible to it and was concerned that any more movement on my part would induce it to fly away.

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A White-breasted Nuthatch seems to consider the best way to help itself to this suet block.

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An unpublished photo from four years ago today. An American Goldfinch visited our nyger seed feeder.

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ETA: Now the photo is posted.

I rummaged through photos and came across this one from July. I put out suet cakes for a week or two and this female Downy Woodpecker (link goes to allaboutbirds.org) regularly visited. She also visited the hummingbird feeder, right background, and I think was able to extract some nectar.

I resumed filling the seed feeders late last week and expect to see more visitors soon.

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