The backyard is a winter wonderland right now with inches of snow covering everything. Branches bent over from the first wet snow are now holding onto the 48 hours of light fluffy flakes. The addition of bird feeders creates a magical world for bird watching.
Suet in the willow bird feeder has attracted a male Red-Shafted Northern Flicker. They are in the woodpecker family. His beauty is his spots that look like batik fabric and the beautiful red under wings seen in flight.