Acorn Woodpeckers At My Feeders For Camera Critters

by Larry Jordan on May 23, 2009

Acorn Woodpecker photos by Larry Jordan

I put up a couple of woodpecker feeders and got some visitors right away.  Acorn Woodpeckers have been visiting both of these feeders.  I expect to see some Downy Woodpeckers and maybe some Hairy and some Nuttall’s Woodpeckers later in the season.

This woodpecker feeder has twelve holes drilled into it, six on each of two sides, plus the other two sides have hardware cloth and are open to the woodpecker mix on the inside.  Here’s a shot of this male Acorn Woodpecker with his beak buried in one of the side holes of this Ultimate Woodpecker Feeder.

This is a suet feeder with a tail prop, specifically made for woodpeckers, although several other species feed on it.

The combination of this feeder with my suet recipe is guaranteed to bring in a variety of birds, including woodpeckers.

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sandy May 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

outstanding closeups sandy

sandys last blog post..Camera Critters #59- these are a few of our favorite sleeping places!!


Adrienne May 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Wow, I have never seen these kind of woodpeckers before. They are stunning! I have the same type of suet feeder with the tail prop. Our hairy woodpeckers and red-bellieds love it. The blue jays seem to benefit from it as well.

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Dawn Fine May 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I love acorn woodpeckers..They look and act like clowns.
I wasnt aware they made bird feeders with tail props..

Dawn Fines last blog post..Nummy Island, NJ birding ( I am not a bird)


Teena in Toronto May 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm

So that’s what a woodpecker looks like.

I played too 🙂

Teena in Torontos last blog post..Sister Sarah’s here


Amber Coakley May 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Hi Larry – what a great-looking woodpecker! That is a really neat feeder too. I recently saw a Starling feeding its young in a tree cavity, and noted that it used its tail as a prop against the tree too.

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