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RE: OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings

  • Subject: RE: OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
  • From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 09:09:32 -0700 (PDT)

I think you have got to replace that suet feeder...... those woodpeckers are
too much fun to watch.  I have been taking inside my feeders so that the 4
raccoons that visit my yard every night don't break anymore.  Some trouble but
worth the birds.  I had 7 cedar wax wings sitting in the top of my bald
cypress last evening.  I had to call my neighbor and get her to come identify
them for me.  I thought they might be but they looked too small.  We looked
through her binoculars and they were so very pretty.  They just stayed long
enough for her to come down and identify them and then off they all flew. 
South... I think I am just lucky to be on thier migration route. 

--- On Sat, 4/25/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:

From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009, 7:11 AM

I love to watch birds and their antics. I have A downy woodpecker that was
coming to the suet feeder until a raccoon stole it and broke it-no more

Got your pics Pam-the yard looks fantastic and so does the house!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Pam Evans
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:03 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers

I have a pair of downy woodpeckers whose antics crack me up anyway.  But
tonight I discovered why, when I fill the peanut basket I find a bunch of
empty shells in the basket.  It's a handleless colander that's nailed
to the
top of the big hackberry stump (about 4 feet high).  I came around the
corner of the house and saw a head bobbing up and down in the basket.  It
was the female just going to town on those peanuts.  After a few minutes,
the male flew down and perched on the rim of the colander.  So she jumped
out and he jumped in and took his "turn".  It was just hilarious and
that minor mystery of the empty shells in the basket.  The rest of the birds
(mostly blue jays & cardinals) fly down, grab a peanut and fly of into one
of the shrubs or trees to eat their treat and come back.  I guess the
woodpeckers think that's a waste of time.  You had to be here I guess, but
it was pretty darn funny.

Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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