Merry Christmas Everyone! May You Have a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

by Larry Jordan on December 24, 2011

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) and Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) at the Suet Feeder, photos by Larry Jordan

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and an extremely healthy and prosperous New Year! I hope you are participating in at least one Christmas Bird Count this year end.

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TexWisGirl December 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

thanks, larry! and to you as well!

beautiful acorn woodpecker! and the mult-colored junco is gorgeous as well!


Luisa December 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Thanks for all the wonderful posts — I’m looking forward to many more! Wishing you the best this holiday season and in 2012 —



OneJackdaw December 25, 2011 at 3:59 am

Beautiful Acorn Woodpecker, Larry. The Junco looks kind of surprised, stopping short.
Thanks for your visit to my blog. Our lot is too woody for Bluebird nest boxes, but they are all around us put up by neighbors. The main competitors here are the Tree Swallows; they are hard to keep out.


Larry December 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

@Theresa thank you and Merry Christmas!

@Luisa thank you very much

@Hilke the Junco was VERY surprised and put on the brakes rather quickly! Concerning the birdhouses; you don’t want to keep out the native species like the Tree Swallows. As a matter of fact, if you mount two houses about 25 feet apart, Bluebirds and Tree Swallows many times will each use one of the houses and help each other fend off intruders! True, Bluebirds will not nest in the woods unless there is sufficient open spaces nearby.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) December 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

Happy New Year Larry! Participating in a bird count has been on my bucket list for some time but I’ve never been able to actuallly do it. Maybe next year!


dAwN January 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Howdee Larry!
Fun shot!
Wishing you and yours a Wonderful New Year!
Might be out your way next fall.
Happy Birding


Larry January 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

@Sallie happy New Year! Just do it! You’ll have a great time!

@Dawn happy New Year to you and Jeff! I look forward to birding with you two again! I hope it happens this fall 😀


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