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suet success!

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I had a first taker for the suet I made: a female red-bellied woodpecker. Based on others’ observations and insights, I’ve temporarily removed the peanut feeder, and that seems to have eliminated starling visits, at least for now. I’ve read that although starlings can’t hang upside down to eat like woodpeckers, they will do their best hummingbird imitations in their attempts to reach suet in this type of feeder–that’s something I’d like to see! Nuthatches, woodpeckers and chickadees can feed from below, so I’m looking forward to other visitors stopping by.

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4 thoughts on “suet success!

  1. That’s a great picture, but I have to say I wouldn’t do anything that might attract a woodpecker! They have put way too many wholes in the cedar siding of our house.

  2. Good solution to the starling issue. We had one of these beautiful birds on our suet this morning minutes after my husband put ot a fresh block. Your photos are so lovely.

  3. She’s beautiful, great pic too!

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