Categories Birds I guess this is why I keep having to refill the Hummingbird feeder June 28, 2013 5 Comments by Ruth Yes, that is a male Downy Woodpecker and his baby. Yes, they’re drinking from the Hummingbird feeder. We’ve actually caught the male doing it quite a bit but wasn’t able to get a good picture till this morning.
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We’ve got tanagers doing the same to ours.
I keep hoping the Orioles will, but so far no luck.
We’ve got a full grown WP drinking our nectar…we had to stop filling it as the little hummers were getting nothing.
That is so weird – I never would have thunk it! I think my wood peckers are better behaved than that (at least while I am looking).
I was quite surprised, we’d caught them just as they were flying away a BUNCH of times, and so weren’t sure if they were using it as a perch or what. Then a couple weeks ago the male just stayed and stayed while we watched, but it was pouring rain, so my pictures didn’t come out.
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