Yesterday I stopped by to check on the feeder I put up on Wednesday at the Salem Audubon Society Nature Preserve. I wasn’t sure it would even be there as we have quite a bit of vandalism that goes on from time to time. I also wasn’t sure how much bird activity I would find. No need to worry, the feeder was still hanging and a lot of bird activity going on. I was excepting to see some Black-capped Chickadees, which I did, but to my surprise the most aggressive bird at the feeder was a male Red-breasted Nuthatch. He was busy feeding, plus throwing out seed as fast as he could, and carrying off seed to cache away in the moss. Additionally a male House Sparrow was at the feeder, only the second time I had seen this common species in the year that I have been counting birds at the Reserve. Juncos were taken advantage of spillage on the ground. For some reason Robins were hanging around. A Northern Flicker watched with interest, a male Downey Woodpecker stopped by, and a couple of Western Scrub Jays kept making noisy passes.