March 17th, 2014. We installed a couple of log feeders in mid-December, 2013. Our inspiration came from a log feeder at the Ontario FeederWatch Cam sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that was visited regularly by a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus).
Within a day or so of installation, Downy Woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens) began to feed at these logs and, within a few days, other birds began to investigate the logs.
I first spotted the Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus/Dendroica pinus*) on February 2nd, feeding on the ground with the Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) and the American Goldfinches (Spinus tristis).
or, peacefully, in the company of other birds.
Perched on a branch near the log feeders.
It also fed at a suet block attached to a platform feeder alone on many occasions, and rarely,...
The Pine Warbler would come to the feeders several times a day but I haven’t seen it since March 10th in spite of the cold, wet weather. It’s resident in the Southeast throughout the year, but we might not see it again until next Winter.