Because there is no seed in the feeder, and just suet, the squirrels don't bother anymore. And we are back to attracting some really pretty birds, like these guys. I took these pictures through the kitchen window. A friend from Nantucket who happens to be a bit of a bird expert has now told me what each of these birds are, so I am labeling each one...
Cardinals (male and female)
Here are the birds that have laid eggs in a potted plant in our garage. First there were two eggs, now we're up to 6 eggs! They don't seem to mind our coming and going in the evening with the loud garage door going up and down. Guess they figure it's the price they pay for a warm safe garage nest!
Carolina Wren's nest
Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Female Downy Woodpecker
Black Capped Chickadee and Male Cardinal
Incoming Grackle, Outgoing Blue Jay