[Mnbird] No woodpeckers

Pamela Brustman gleskarider at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 16:35:36 CST 2021


Donald, I have a wealth of woodpeckers! I have had a pileated this morning
on my shelled peanut feeder, that was a first as far as the shelled peanuts
went. I also regularly have a pair of downies, if not more, hairies, also,
and red breasted.
I had a couple of flickers a bit ago, but I think they've moved on.

I do see the hairy and downy woodpeckers on my peanut feeder and the large
seed cake more than the woodpecker double suet feeder I have out. Not sure
why.

This is St Michael, Wright county.


- Pamela
Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to
accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. - Unknown

“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
― Aldo Leopold
I am one who cannot.


On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 4:08 PM DONALD GRUSSING Owner via Mnbird <
mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:

> I have had suet in my suet feeder on the trunk of an oak tree for three
> weeks. White breasted Nuthatches and Chickadees are frequent visitors as
> are Bluejays  and Crows. I saw my first and only woodpecker today -- a
> female Pileated. Where are the Downy, Hairy and Red-Bellied woodpeckers?
> In over 60 years I have never experienced anything like this before.  Well,
> one year I was knocked off schedule by some surgery, but even then, in deep
> of winter, the regular woodpeckers discovered suet in less than two weeks
> after it was presented.
>
> Disease?  Well-fed Cooper's hawks? Some effect of the drought I know
> nothing about? Something to worry about or no big deal?
>
> Don Grussing
> Minnetonka
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