stranger at my feeders

Jane269(6/7 WV)July 19, 2014

last few weeks I've had a couple of strangers at 2 of my 10 feeders. They are some kind of young woodpeckers. I think it's pretty cool. Anyone else have this happen before????

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tim45z10

Sparrows.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 6:40PM
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mehitabel(z6 MO)

Jane,check out the post "Has anyone had any new sightings" (sorry, my computer currently isn't letting me post urls)

Halfway down the thread, Robert posted a picture of a downy woodpecker feeding from his feeder.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 11:46AM
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carolssis(9)

My gila woodpeckers do it all the time, here in Az. Looks pretty funny, and the body is below the feeder and he's all hunched over to get his beak into the port. We also have a verdin that likes our feeders. She's quite noisy, but our guard bird doesn't chase her off. Funny.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 1:08AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Haha. It's true! The Downy woodpeckers love my feeder but my hummers only come to my flowers. :(

Oh, well. The woodpeckers are adorable! :)

-Robert

    Bookmark   July 30, 2014 at 10:04AM
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tracey_nj6(6)

For the first time in about 10 years, I'm having regular daily visits by the downy woodpeckers, at both feeders. Males & females. Freaked me out at first, thought I had some kind of whacky woodys, but it's apparently pretty common. Still cool though ;)

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/flamingonut/media/Videos/00067_zps2b7ae98d.mp4.html
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/flamingonut/media/Videos/00069_zps2cc3bdee.mp4.html

This post was edited by tracey_nj6 on Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 12:39

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