It's always a bit surprising to see unexpected birds at our feeders. Somehow a Pileated Woodpecker perching precariously on a seed tray seems strange indeed. Typically the unexpected birds are fledglings, but in this case they seem to be adults. Perhaps they simply want to try something different.
We see Downy Woodpeckers daily at our suet and in our trees. It is a bit unusual to see one eating the sunflower hearts but this one seems to be enjoying the treat.
And this Blue Jay seems to enjoy the seeds as well.
One of our favorite birding activities is to watch the various fledglings try the different feeders trying to figure out which one is meant for them. Their antics in trying to get the food is often quite amusing. They look so puzzled as if to ask, "How does this thing work?"