I live in rural Morgantown, Indiana just a few miles south of Indianapolis!

by Jim
(Morgantown, IN. )

When suddenly today (December 26, 2010) one Pileated (male) visited my small suet feeder. During the summer I see them from time-to-time but never at my feeders! I ordered a special feeder built especially for Pileated Woodpeckers to see if any might return! They have been pretty elusive!



Comment
Here are instructions on making a suet feeder.

Susan

Comments for I live in rural Morgantown, Indiana just a few miles south of Indianapolis!

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 27, 2011
Pileated woodpecker
by: Martha

I have a upside down feeder a few feet from the ground, I had one person tell me they probably wouldn't come to my feeder because it was too low, is that true, if so how high do they have to be? Mine is on a shepherds hook because if I put it on the tree in front, the squirrels would eat all the suet.

Feb 16, 2011
I thought same thing
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I thought the very same thing. I put out a pileated suet feeder in the summer and away it went. The pileated woodpeckers visit it at least 3 to 4 times a day. I went through 1 suet cake a day last summer the pileated woodpeckers loved it and I got to watch them feed their babies on this feeder.

Sit out and listen for their call; you can't miss it - it is very LOUD. Then you go inside to watch them or seclude yourself outside and watch. They are very shy. Mine visit the feeder at 8,9:30,12:30,and 4pm daily. Pretty regular.

keep up the feeding

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Pileated Woodpecker.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. white bird

    Jan 18, 17 03:08 PM

    long thin legs white heavy looking

    Read More

  2. New Jersey Backyard

    Jan 11, 17 10:20 AM

    Woke up yesterday morning to find a group of about a dozen of these large-breasted birds with proportionately small heads and a long tail. Suburban Southern

    Read More

  3. L Spence

    Dec 31, 16 08:25 PM

    I live near Albany, New York and I was wondering why these past 2 years we haven't seen any cardinals. Is it because the winters have been to mild. The

    Read More