It's the Woodie Wood Pecker

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It's the Woodie Wood Pecker

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I put a screen up to try to stop the Jays nicking the birdy balls & this 'un turned up, did a quick inspection & dived right on it.

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The squirrels nick the regular size fat balls chez nous. The giant fat balls last long enough for the birds to have a go.
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And then forgot to tell us why.
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Your spoil your birds, I put them out most winters but not at this time of year. Just makes them fat and lazy. 8-)
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mysty wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Your spoil your birds, I put them out most winters but not at this time of year. Just makes them fat and lazy. 8-)
They've all got young to feed so flying back & forth all day keeps 'em fit & fine.
No so many insects about these days so they're grateful for anything edible.
Edit, Just seen this. I put the mesh around these birdy balls to keep the Jays off & now Woodie has found it can sqeeze in. It's flying off with beak full of food at regular intervals so must have a nest close by.

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vic evans wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 4:55 pm
mysty wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Your spoil your birds, I put them out most winters but not at this time of year. Just makes them fat and lazy. 8-)
They've all got young to feed so flying back & forth all day keeps 'em fit & fine.
No so many insects about these days so they're grateful for anything edible.
Edit, Just seen this. I put the mesh around these birdy balls to keep the Jays off & now Woodie has found it can sqeeze in. It's flying off with beak full of food at regular intervals so must have a nest close by.
That right make me look cold and heartless 😜 Do not forget to feed the young ones
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We have Jays and Magpies and woodpeckers nesting inour lovely woods opposite every year and at this time we still put out fat balls for the little ones. None of the Jays to my knowledge have stolen any as they all hang from hooks and I havent noticed any missing. Lovely to be in bedin the early morning with a cuppa windows open and see the birds flying from the woods to the bird table
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Are baby woodpeckers called twig-peckers? :D

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Tapas ?

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