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We put up several bird feeders including 2 that hold suet.  The woodpeckers practically live on the suet and my husband got this neat picture yesterday
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Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/18/2012 11:51 PM EST
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Thanks for posting the great picture Judy.  Last time I saw one of those it was busy pecking holes in my ash tree lol.

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/19/2012 1:37 AM EST
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I put / throw out dried bread crumbs.

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/19/2012 7:02 AM EST
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I do miss the fact that we can't feed the birds, but the weather is warm enough so that they can find their own food. There is plenty of it for them. I love going up North so that I can put out my treats for the hummingbirds, although the ants also come to dine and I have to change the liquid to remove the drowned ants. There is so many birdsongs up North in the summer. I guess they are singing because the warms weather feels good and to thank all the wonderful people for keeping them alive during the harsh winter.

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/19/2012 12:27 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Feeding birds:
Thanks for posting the great picture Judy.  Last time I saw one of those it was busy pecking holes in my ash tree lol.
Posted by H. M


You probably have bugs in your ash tree and the woodpeckers are helping you get rid of them

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/19/2012 12:29 PM EST
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This morning I saw the piliated woodpecker on the suet again.  When he finished eating, he flew to a tree, walked up the trunk a ways and swiped his beak side to side on the tree trunk.  I guess he was wiping off the suet that was on the sides of his beak.  Cute to watch.  I also saw nuthatches walking head first down the tree trunk.  We also have chickadees and tufted titmice.

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/21/2012 2:35 PM EST
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These goldfinches sit on the perch, swing around so they are upside down to eat.  Funny to watch them

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/21/2012 3:27 PM EST
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Nancy, watch your fingers when feeding the critters!  They like "lady fingers" as well as other goodies.

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/21/2012 3:36 PM EST
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Nancy,  Love your pictures!!

Judy, Love the picture of the goldfinches.  Nothing like eating upside down!! It
also looks cold out there.

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/24/2012 4:37 PM EST
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Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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posted at 1/24/2012 8:17 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Feeding birds:
This morning I saw the piliated woodpecker on the suet again.  When he finished eating, he flew to a tree, walked up the trunk a ways and swiped his beak side to side on the tree trunk.  I guess he was wiping off the suet that was on the sides of his beak.  Cute to watch.  I also saw nuthatches walking head first down the tree trunk.  We also have chickadees and tufted titmice.
Posted by JUDY O


The woodpeckers wipe the suet off so as to store it for the future.  Just in case you fail to fill the feeder one day.
I think this is called a cache. ( I will double check and if I am wrong I will correct this.)

Re: Feeding birds

posted at 1/25/2012 10:58 AM EST
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My son made this bird feeder to hang in our tree, but so far the only visitor has been this squirrel.
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