Embden (Map 20)

We have had a Red Bellied Woodpecker come to our suet on and off all winter. We were excited as we didn’t think they came this far north. He is very shy so we have to be careful not to make a sudden move while watching out the sliding door. Now we worry that he won’t be able to find a mate.

A red bellied woodpecker at a suet feeder in Embden, Maine

Today a flock of 40 Bohemian Waxwings came through. At first I thought they were Cedar Waxwing but a closer look showed them to have a rusty undertail.

Every evening one to three flying squirrels visit. They arrive about 2 hours after sunset. At the end of December they came to the deck about 6 and as the days have lengthened, they are arriving later and later. Last night they arrived about 7:30. They like the suet and the sunflower seeds, but go “nuts” over the shelled peanuts we set out on the deck railing. They grab a nut and jump off the railing to sail onto a nearby tree to eat the peanut. Then they run farther up the tree and sail back down to the railing. Every night they stay for only 20 -30 minutes then move on.

A flying squirrel enjoys his evening meal in Embden, Maine

Fahi Pond is located on DeLorme map 20 in Embden, Maine.  Reported by JS