Woodpecker at Hummingbird feeder

by don
(pennsylvania)

For the last couple of weeks a woodpecker has been visiting my hummingbird feeders.

His head,from his bill down to the middle of the back of his neck is bright red behind his eyes and down to his wings is light tan or yellow i see no other markings on his head the rest of his body is dark or spotted. is this a y b sapsucker?
don


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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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Jun 14, 2014
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker's/Humming-bird feeder
by: Dave - Wisconsin

This is the second year we have had a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker in our Humming-bird feeder in Northern Wisconsin. We have had Humming-bird feeders for about 20 years.

Jul 19, 2012
Woodpecker vs. Hummingbird feeder
by: Anonymous

We believe one broke open a hole in the brittle plastic nectar container on one of our hummingbird feeders. The hole was about half way up the container, but all the nectar was gone.

We did not see this occur, but had seen a woodpecker attack another feeder made of glass without success. We can think of no other explanation for the hole in the plastic container.

The really odd thing is, we live far from this birds normal range. We have had hummingbird feeders for years and have never seen a woodpecker attack the feeders or have one breached in such a manner before this past few weeks. What's going on here?
T

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