I will be heading up to Beulah for Christmas, and I have heard tell ( from my relatives up there) that brown creepers have been seen. There is also supposed to be lots of snow up there, and more to come. All was quiet today on the home front, with the usual juncos and white-throated sparrows being observed in the morning, looking under the snow for the seed I had scattered the day before. Now, to tide you over till the next post, here's a picture of a red-bellied woodpecker with a sunflower seed in it's... Bill? Beak? Mandible?