Feeding on Nectar or mistaking for food?

by Steve
(Los Gatos, CA, USA)

I looked out the kitchen window and saw a pileated woodpecker hanging on the hummingbird feeder. We made eye contact and then he flew away.

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Feb 14, 2017
Ants with a side of nectar? NEW
by: Anonymous

I've seen ladderbacks at my hummingbird feeders. I didn't know if they were sipping nectar or munching on freeloading ants. Or both!

Feb 13, 2017
Dessert ? NEW
by: Margaret Mariam

I'd like to think the pileated woodpecker was having dessert, after eating bugs all day; blecch! Wouldn't you want something sweet ? Sorry, probably not a helpful reply. But after 30 inches of snowfall...

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