My female Downey woodpecker brought her partner
by Judy M
(Standish Maine )
I wrote a page in early summer that I have a female Downey woodpecker at my suet and she likes the peanut butter and the cardinal suet
I have had a great summer having her here, well this morning I heard her giving that little squeak she has but she was louder than normal and was really being louder than normal. I looked out the window but she wasn't on the suet she was on the cage that holds my block of seed for the cardinals and she was loving it!
The best part of my story is THERE'S A MALE with her I was so happy, I thought she had no mate and I felt bad for her I don't know if she just got a mate or she was loving the cardinal seed and brought him to my yard. I don't care which it was because watching these two loving that block of seed in that cage is wonderful I guess I will be getting another one this week end so if they eat it all I will have another one ready The male has a gorgeous red cap I have never seen the male before so it's great to have them I know they live in the same area year round so I hope I can have them all winter long.
I guess I'll leave the suet there for awhile but if they don't eat it and stick with the seed block I'll keep that out for them
Thank you for your time Judy