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]> wrote:
> 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
>> Hope all the baby woodpeckers appreciated my teaming with their
> parents to get them some tasty suet....
>> Carol Yarnell
>> South Alburgh