We're in the middle of a Lake Effect Snowfall today, our first of the season. The birds are flocking to the feeders.
For some of them it's their first winter and they need a little time for their bird brains to figure out how the feeders work.
This male Down Woodpecker thinks there should be something for him to eat in this mesh, but he's puzzled about what and where it might be.
Maybe if he tries a different side?
After circling the entire mesh nyjer feeder and not finding anything at four inches above the top level of the seed, young Downy decides to sit up on the hanger and think about it for a few minutes.
Next he flies over to the suet feeder where he doesn't have any luck finding something to eat either. At this point I'm laughing out loud.
Ah, he's got it figured out. I knew he could do it.