thanks for sharing this -- i have chickadees and of course squirrels who are
fond of my hummy feeder. the squirrels were decimating it as soon as i put
it out. i resorted to putting out a small dish of syrup for squirrels and
that solved the problem. they might have O.D.ed on the sugar water because
they seem to have been satiated.
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:17 PM, Carol Scott <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> We've got a male hairy woodpecker making repeated visits to our hummingbird
> feeder. Thought he might be after bugs, but there are no bugs, and pics
> show his beak going into the hole in the feeder.
> Pretty sure it's one of the pair of babies we've been watching this year,
> now foraging on his own. He visits all four feeders (suet, safflower seed
> and a platform feeder that varies) and even our potted plants, which have
> little berries, but he's awfully fond of sugar water! And has to make quite
> an effort to get to it.