Sunday, May 24, 2009

Who knew? A red-bellied woodpecker eating an orange.

Red-bellied woodpecker 



We've had to adjust our feeders due to the arrival of the Baltimore Orioles. The male oriole, also known as the orange avenger, is very protective of the nest area and chases away the blue jays. The jays had been feeding with the woodpeckers on our suet feeder. We decided not to contribute to the problem and stopped the suet feeding. We did put up oranges for the orioles, but they haven't bothered with them. Chris was surprised this morning to find a red-bellied woodpecker at an orange half. He even ate a seed.

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