Bird Feeders : Hairy Woodpecker
The Hairy Woodpecker is a small type of woodpecker that has a short, dainty beak, black and white bands, black wings with white spots, and a white throat and under sides. It is one of the friendliest birds that takes no fuss at all and is easy to attract and feed. It mostly dwells on areas with a lot of trees such as forests, groves, and parks in North America.
In feeding Hairy Woodpeckers, one option is to have a suet feeder because it attracts them. What it does is to chirp unassumingly, take bites and pieces of suet cake, and then quietly fly away. You can buy pre-made suet cakes or you can make them yourself. Just remember that it has to have high fat content and should be customized to the season and weather. Hot weather tends to rot suet cakes easily while packaged suet may not be edible to birds in the north.
Aside from suet cakes, Hairy Woodpeckers also eat insects such as grasshoppers, flies and spiders. They also love seeds, and they look for seeds in feeders as well. Another option if you want to build a feeder for Hairy Woodpeckers is to put an entrance hole of about 2 inches in the feeder and mount it at least 10 feet off the ground.
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