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eyeguy 54

Red Bellied

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This guy and his gal have been hitting the suet for a couple weeks. Must have a hole in a tree close by. 

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I could probably look it up.... but how does one tell the sexes of red bellied woodpeckers apart?   One hanging around here....  coming to the feeder.   Also a hairy woodpecker showed up.  

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full red color on the males head. female not red on very top.  these 2 pics are the same male. 

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On 4/10/2017 at 6:38 PM, eyeguy 54 said:

full red color on the males head. female not red on very top.  these 2 pics are the same male. 

 

Thanks.  Now I can tell....  without having to do it Audubon  style.    James J that is. 

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kinda blurry, she stopped by close to dusk. 

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Love the woodpeckers.  Been feeding them venison tallow all winter, just ran out.  Hope they like the suet cakes as much as the real fat.

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they LOVE nutty butter from pine tree farms. it comes in 10 packs at mills

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That's strange Eyeguy, I put the Nutty Butter out and it hardly gets touched. When I use the whiter ones the disappear in a day or two during the summer, but only gone thru a couple this year so far.

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hmmm, they usually go fast here. use whatever works :)  I started breaking them in half. 

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Within the last few days the bluejays have discovered my suet cakes.   Also have a hairy woodpecker that has appeared recently. 

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