Although our bird feeders have been filled with seed, I’ve seen very few birds recently.
Yesterday morning, as I passed by the kitchen window, I saw something I don’t recall ever seeing before.
When I went for my camera, he was gone, but soon returned.
I love his tiny claws hanging on to the edge. It’s nice to see that he’s sharing the feeder with a little friend.
I just always thought woodpeckers got their nourishment from boring into tree trunks. Interestingly, I assumed this to be a red-headed woodpecker, but upon research, learned that it’s a red-bellied woodpecker.
You’re welcome any time, my handsome feathered friend.
And thanks again to my longtime HUMAN friend, Shirley, for the gift of the beautiful bird feeder. The birds are certainly enjoying it.
~These Days Of Mine~
We have that same feeder and it attracts all kinds and sizes of birds including woodpeckers. The piliated ones are too big for it but I’ve seen them on the ground getting the “lost” seed from the feeders before. I love watching the feeders to see who comes for a snack!
You have suet too, right?
In Richmond I had all kinds of woodpeckers that visited regularly.
Hope this is a beautiful neighborhood bird and visits regularly!!
Like you, few birds lately, mainly finches,
I am loading up feeders again this weekend
We had a red-bellied woodpecker frequent the suet cakes we hang out on our tree in the front yard. They are so fun to spot!
YES!!! We have woodpeckers frequenting our feeders too. I love watching the variety that gather to feed – until the blackbirds descend. Yours is a beautiful specimen.
That is really cool .. I don’t ever remember seeing one at the feeders we used to have at home .. I imagine you’ll be seeing him again !
Wood peckers love suet too ! A suet cage will attract them – we have 3 sizes and sometimes a pileated !
What a pretty woodpecker and shares too.