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Douglas Squirrel Mother
Sometimes you find more than you were expecting when you take a photo. This Squirrel is a mother and has three nipples showing on this side (three more on the other I would assume). I assume by September all her babies are grown up, but it's possible she is fed well enough to have two litters a year.
Species: Tamiasciurus douglasii (Douglas's squirrel)
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > September 2014 > Douglas Squirrel Mother
Red Brested Nuthatch Eating Peanuts
There is a lot of feeders at the Richmond Nature Park. If you are lucky to go when there is no one else there, you see more species. If there are lots of kids running around, you only see squirrels and chickadees.
Species: Sitta canadensis (Red-breasted Nuthatch)
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > September 2014 > Red Brested Nuthatch Eating Peanuts
The throat patch on these really are something else.
Species: Selasphorus rufus (rufous hummingbird)
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > April 2009 > Rufous Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker And Pine Siskin
From what my book says, this is classic Pine Siskin behaviour - trying to convince a larger bird to leave the food source so it can have it all to itself. This shot also shows prime Pine Siskin features - forked tail and yellow bar on the wing.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > April 2013 > Downy Woodpecker And Pine Siskin
Downy Woodpecker On Feeder
Seeing as peanuts normally grow underground (and aren't really a nut) I really doubt a Woodpecker would normally feed on them.
Species: Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker)
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > April 2009 > Downy Woodpecker On Feeder