I've had pileated woodpeckers come to my feeders on rare occasions - both to
the suet feeder and to the hanging tube feeder with sunflower seeds.
I suspect what drew them to the tube feeder was the hulled sunflower seed
that I mixed in with the unhulled seed, though obviously I can't be sure.
I've often seen the pileated woodpecker foraging on trees near my house, but
it's quite a sight to see that big bird feeding from a bird feeder just 10
feet from my kitchen window! Again, I must say that it's happened only on
rare occasions - on average, perhaps once or twice each winter. It appears
they much prefer foraging on dead or dying trees.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rebecca Pellerin" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Pileated Woodpecker
>I had one in my back yard on Sunday! I love seeing them. I have been
>trying to get them closer to my feeders for years, any suggestions?
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