So far this morning the Clark's Nutcrackers have taken over the feeder, but I can see the Steller's Jays in the trees waiting for their turn. Last evening one of the Pileated Woodpeckers we've been seeing cautiously made it's way to the feeder and the suet dough container that's on one end. It won't be long before we see the baby birds chasing their parents around, begging for a meal. It does take them a while to catch on to feeding themselves.

The feeder is on a cable that stretches from the deck off our second floor out to one of the fir trees - about 15 - 16 ft. off the ground. It's got a rope attached, so we just reel it in.

Since putting a couple of inches of water in the bath tub on Mon., the deer mice have been steering clear.