[CT Birds] Downy versus Hummer

Dan Rottino rottino at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 5 09:39:46 EDT 2013


Hi Zellene:

> Just put out more hummer feeders.  It can't monopolize them all.  Hummer migration brings in extras anyway so this is a good time to put out an extra.  Sugar is cheap!
> 
> On Jul 5, 2013, at 8:27 AM, "zellene sandler" <zellene at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
>> I am having a bit of a problem at my hummer feeder: a downy woodpecker has
>> parked itself on the feeder and is either eating small insects or drinking
>> the nectar...the hummers are chased away. I don't see any obvious ants, and
>> do have an ant guard, so I'm not sure what the downy is after. I am going
>> to put out some suet in hopes of luring him away. Anyone else have this
>> experience?
>> 
>> Zellene




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