I've had squirrels coming by non-stop to my hummingbird feeder. Maybe
it's something in the air or a natural sugar shortage or something. I've
also heard of red squirrels biting the branches of maples to garner the
sweet stuff in the spring.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roy
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 2:29 PM
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Subject: Re: Woodpecker at Hummingbird Feeder
Coincidentally, this afternoon for the first time my wife and I watched
a downy woodpecker cling on to one of our Perky Pet hummingbird feeders
and proceed to drink long and lavishly from the contents. She flew to a
second feeder and repeated the practice. Strange!
Speaking the Same Language.