Well, I guess that was not good. Everyone must of wonder what is he talking about.
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From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Karan Cutler <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 8:40:01 AM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Woodpecker activity
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On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 10:57 PM Dwight Everest <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I bought one but think I gave it to Jeff. I will look.
> > On Jun 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM, Veer Frost <[log in to unmask]>
> > Not really strange, the woodpeckers and small feeder birds here have
> > picked up that I only clap at/chase Blue Jays and chipmunks (e.g.) and
> > indeed chickadees wait right on the railing until I've done the job
> > that lets them get a seed or bite of suet. The pecking order, as noted
> > by Carol below, remains in place but for the bully/hogs. (They get
> > their share when no one's on duty : ) )Veer Frost, Passumpsic NEK
> > On June 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM, "Jane Stein" wrote:How strange. The
> > grackels were afraid of you, but the other birds weren't.
> > On 6/13/2018 8:11 PM, CLYDE YARNELL wrote:
> >> Kept our suet feeder down most of the day because the grackles have
> > taken it over and can clean it out within 5 minutes. Around dinner
> > time we put it out because we heard the red bellied wp in the trees.
> > As soon as the red bellied landed on the feeder, the grackle would fly
> > in and peck at it and chase it away. So while I was cooking dinner, my
> > husband sat about 10 feet away from the feeder. When this happened,
> > the red bellied came back and fed several times and took beaks of suet
> > away to feed its young. After dinner I took up guard ten feet from the
> > feeder from about 6:30 until 8:00pm. There was an almost constant
> > stream of downy, hairy and red bellied woodpeckers at the suet. A few
> > times a young hairy joined a parent. On several occasions, I observed
> > that the hairy chased a downy away, and a red bellied chased the hairy
> > off the suet. The downy would just move into a nearby bush until the
> > hairy left, then it would fly back to the feeder.
> >> I went inside at 8:00 and peered out the window right after I closed
> > the door and the grackles were already devouring the suet. They had
> > been making noises from the trees the whole time I was on guard, and
> > made several fly-bys but never came to the feeder until after I went
> > inside.
> >> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
> > parents to get them some tasty suet....
> >> Carol Yarnell
> >> South Alburgh