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The immature of both have a red cap that fades.  There is a kinda reddish tinge to the Downy's head, so its not impossible that thats an immature bird with  a fading cap.  But here at least they won't lose that red cap till later in the season.  So I'm leaning towards mature birds.

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On August 23, 2018 at 8:21 AM, HamRHead said:

I'm guessing it's to keep the squirrels out. If I let them, my squirrels will open the cage up and take the whole cake out.

Yeah, the squirrels kept opening up the suet feeders so I clipped on some keychains things I had lying around to try to keep them out. Seems to work. 

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On August 22, 2018 at 7:52 PM, TooFly said:

@Winter where are you at and what are you feeding?

In Maryland. Suet is a seed, mealworm and berry mix block with hot pepper in it to help deter the voracious squirrels living in the huge oak tree above. The hot pepper is why it looks orangey and kind of gross. :-/ 

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