makanda, illinois

by carla
(makanda, illinois)

We have two pileated woodpeckers frequenting our yard. I wasn't sure of their sex until i looked it up today on the internet. hopefully i will see them again soon since i now know the difference in the male and female. we keep birdfeeders for a variety of birds but do not put out suet. I may do this now to attract them more often to the feeder area. What a treat to see them and how dramatic their size.

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Apr 08, 2011
Pileated Woodpeckers
by: Anonymous

Hi Carla,
I too have Pileated woodpeckers and they are so awesome to watch. I have kept a suet feeder out for them year around and they frequent it daily. I got to watch both families bring their babies to the feeder last summer. They are so cute to watch them feed. When I hear them coming i freeze or take to the house to watch them eat. They are kinda shy but they are LOUD`and you are warned in advance when they are coming.

I live in Ohio in a suburb of a small town and the feeder is only 75 feet from the street. But they like it. I just keep it filled and switch to no melt suet in hot weather. I go through a cake a day on average.


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