Hi all, a female pileated woodpecker is now a regular at our suet feeder - a sapsucker also joined the many downys and hairys - and the starlings, chickadees, bluejays, crows, and many others. BTW Lantmans in Hinesburg has great blocks of suet. My bird/squirrel feeder with assorted seeds is very popular but the big hit is homemade muffins (recipe below). Also wanted to mention I am ready to assist any distressed waterfowl due to the cold weather coming up. In past years, cold mallards at the Coast Guard Station in Burlington could just be picked up and tucked inside a coat (this happened when temperatures were 10 below or lower). A couple of weeks of R&R and they were good to go back where they were found. Best way to reach me is via cell phone (802-777-0673). Helena Nicolay Monkton Vermont Bird muffin recipe: 375 oven for 20 min. Mix 1.5 cups of flours (mostly wheat, buckwheat, rye, etc), bit of baking powder, trace of salt, 2 eggs, applejuice to bind the whole thing together AND a combination of: rolled oats, sunflower hearts, ground walnuts, ripe banana, grated carrots, peanut butter, millet, blueberries, molasses, cockatiel pellets/seeds, crushed cereals, cooked rice, wheatgerm, canned corn. No artificial sweeteners, no dairy, no hi-iron cereals, no oil, no chocolate. But other than that - have fun experimenting with different ingredients. NOTE: your significant other will be tempted to raid the muffins before the Bluejays get it.