Red bellied woodpecker in camp Douglas,wi

by Sue good
(Camp Douglas,wi)

I have been bird watching through my kitchen window for about a year now, today is the first time that I have seen him. Camera battery is charging so I plan to get a snap shot of him the next time he visits.

He was interested in the suet that I have handing in my peach tree( yes, you can grow peaches in Wisconsin). Just hope he doesn't decide to peck holes in my tree, I see the downy woodpeckers have been pecking around as if thinking about their plans for the spring.

Comments for Red bellied woodpecker in camp Douglas,wi

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 09, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Cool and do not panic!
by: GaryE

We get loads of tree clingers/woodpeckers in our backyard. I have only rarely see holes more than about 5 mm in diameter in *live* trees. The point is that the woodpeckers usually go after dead/dying trees/branches. If you peach tree is otherwise healthy I would not worry.

It is most likely that the downy is going after small bugs or grubs more than looking for a place to nest.

Please post a pic when you can get one!

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 Red Bellied Woodpecker.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. id,ed at last

    Nov 16, 17 11:53 AM

    i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

    Read More

  2. new birds, warblers?

    Nov 16, 17 11:51 AM

    two or three weeks ago, i heard some contact calls that sounded a lot like bushtits, which visit my yard in flocks in the winter. when i looked up, high

    Read More

  3. Heather Cherichella

    Nov 15, 17 05:02 PM

    This bird is in the Aviary at Auldbrass, a Frank Lloyd Wright farm on the National Historic Register in Yemassee South Carolina -what is it?

    Read More