Bird Feeders : Redheaded Woodpecker
The Redheaded Woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker that has a white chest and red hood. It strikes with colors of red, black and white and is one of the most aggressive of all the woodpeckers. Unlike other woodpeckers that drill for food, Redheaded Woodpeckers fly to the ground to capture insects or catch prey from the air. One of their techniques is to wedge live beetles or grasshoppers into cracks in wood and store such for future use. They also steal eggs from nests of smaller birds.
The Redheaded Woodpecker likes to visit backyard feeders. One option in setting up feeders is to construct a solid cedar and stainless steel feeder to make sure it lasts for years. The feeder should hang from stainless steel cable. Put a lot of sunflower seeds, peanuts, and corn.
You can also opt to build or buy a suet feeder to attract and feed Redheaded Woodpeckers. Put mesh guard fencing to protect against bad weather as well as bigger birds. Make sure your suet feeder is large enough to hold more than one suet cake so you need not refill repeatedly. Put in a lot of ventilation on the floor and under the roof.
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