Thanks! They eat seeds as well as insects.Nice shot. Must be hungry. They normally peck for insects in tree bark (I think).
Thanks!Nice set, Jeff. I see the red-bellied variety around here more than any other woodpecker. I've only seen one pileated.
I'll probably see more of this one then. The Jays seem to like them as well. The cage around the feeder is spring-loaded, so the squirrels can't pilfer the peanuts.Peanuts! I detect some peanut pieces in your tube feeder, Jeff. Woodpeckers love them, in my experience. They do go after some larger seeds, too, but those peanuts are like nectar to the hummingbird.
I have a suet basket up that is dominated by the Starlings. Trying to get a shot of them fighting each other for dominance on the basket.I've spent lots and lots of time observing and photographing the Red-Bellies.
The ground-feeding birds loved them because they would often sweep their heads back and forth, blasting seeds all over the place, looking for peanuts.
But if you really want them and other woodpeckers to come around, put up a suet basket.
I have a suet basket up that is dominated by the Starlings. Trying to get a shot of them fighting each other for dominance on the basket.