Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
CrappieDays

Red-bellied woodpecker

10 posts in this topic

I know they are supposed to be in central MN but I am up in the Biwabik area and have had a female Red-Bellied woodpecker coming around for the past couple of weeks. Is there any thing different that I can put out for her (besides seeds and suit)? I have never seen one before this and kind of like having her around.

Thanks for any input.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking only for the red-bellies being fed here, the only other thing these seem to like is plucking kernels of corn from the ear corn feeder. May not be real feasible there but that's one other thing they like at our feeders. Others may have different experiences.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Dotch...

I couldn't find any corn still on the ear so I picked up some deer corn. She doesn't seem to mind. She has been taking and hiding it non-stop since I put it out. My old man says they might go for nuts or acorns as well. I think I will give that a try too. She sure does like the corn though.

Thanks again for the tip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your old man is probably right about the nuts. The red-bellied woodpeckers love acorns over at our other pasture but between them, the blue jays, the squirrels and the sheep, there aren't many left to pick up and feed over the winter. Glad to hear she likes the corn! grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I simply just use suet and seed, and we have about 15 different red-bellies that come to out feeders in eagan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would love to see some pics of your red-bellies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Paul.. No pics. The only red bellied woodpecker i have seen has left the building. She hasn't been here for the past two days anyways. If she comes back I will see what i can do though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The last one gives us an interesting view of the reason he is called a red-bellied. Beautiful eye on the first. Whenever I get a red-bellied, he has his eyes closed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Believe me there were plenty with his eyes closed. I held down the shutter to get at least one with his eyes open.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   Well Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have all come and gone. And nothing came, because your link is Zero Hedge.     I just took that straight from Wikipedia. It's amazing home much those last few words just keep showing up.
    • http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/   This is what you are looking for.
    •   Sounds like the House of Reps. who pulled their AHCA (Ryan/Trump  Care) so when their fellow Rep. voted it down every one would know who was against or for it. Now none of them have to explain how they voted, the same as how some on here weasel out of explaining their statements, by reverting to name calling.
    • caught my first fish with a lamprey on it and also got a 35 inch pike on a salamander. 
         
    •   Bafflegab! Hot darn! I like that! Is that like my psychobabble, aka Mayospeak , or to quote Thurber, Pussgrapple or even Cussgravy? I haveta remember that!  "Bafflegab found in this one"?! Go look on the health thread, where yer buddy juicedup gets yammering away at you! ! Now THERE's some  real balderdash and twaddle! Yes, some good, informative threads used to exist here! Once in awhile, you can even run across one! Gotta look hard! 
    • The bite was on last week. With 4 guys we caught over 700 fish in 3.5 days.  And I don't care if anyone believes me or not.  Actually 700 is probably a conservative estimate because we had to have averaged at least 50 fish per person per day and it was probably much more than that.  Yes some of them were 10" saugers but there were many 16 to 20"+ walleye and the crappie size was the nicest I've seen in 4 years with no keepers under 12" and several 13-14" with 2 at 15.25".  All of the pavement pounding and scouting this winter and last week really paid off on this trip!  This is the most hardcore group of guys I fish with and they really know how to put the smackdown on these fish.   
    •   If you guys need fishing advice just ask. I've never had a problem sharing. 
    • Any time I have ever tried that it creates havoc with the sonar until it floats back up the hole and is removed but if anyone has a fix for this let me know.
    • Nonetheless there are some forums here which actually have active informative discussions without all of the bafflegab found in this one. 
  • Our Sponsors