I think I had a woodpecker...

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
I think I had a woodpecker...
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Sat, 11-30-2013 - 11:56am

at my birdfeeder this morning.  I saw this larger bird hanging off my birdfeeder; it had a red head and black/white body.  I usually see smaller bird there///with squirrels hanging off the feeder (LOL...)...but this is the first time I've seen a woodpecker.

Laura
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sat, 11-30-2013 - 1:47pm

Sure sounds tight. We have a couple of woodpecker varieties here --- the hairy and the red-bellied, I think. We are putting suet blocks out for them now... and of course, the nuthatches like those too, as do the racoons! LOL

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 5:53pm

It was just such a surprise...I loved it!!  I really have to start making notes on the types of birds I see...it's so interesting.

Laura
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Registered: 06-24-2003
Sat, 12-07-2013 - 10:24am

  Yea pretty sure that would be a woodpecker..  I get them a lot here.  Even had a nesting pair on one of our old trees couple of years ago.. That was fun to watch.  

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 12-09-2013 - 12:11pm

I love checking the birdfeeder for different species....in the Spring I'm going to put out a hummingbird feeder.  I used to have one in NJ but never got any activity.  I know a lot of people here get hummingbirds...so I'm going to try again.

Laura