Woodpecker at Hummingbird feeder

by don

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?


Does it look like this?
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Comments for Woodpecker at Hummingbird feeder

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

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?

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 Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Pigeon Like Bird

    Oct 20, 16 11:46 AM

    The bird has a grey head, orange beak, one shade of green on its back till it reaches a yellow line of feathers then changes to another shade of green.

    Read More

  2. Red Breasted Grosbeaks at feeders this Fall in Georgia

    Oct 18, 16 03:01 PM

    For the past month I have had 4 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks continually feeding at my feeders. I live north of Atlanta and this is early Fall. I keep thinking

    Read More

  3. Help Identify

    Oct 16, 16 12:04 PM

    This bird came into the house through an open door. I have never seen one like this. He was black with beautiful bright orange accents on his wings and

    Read More