[CT Birds] Downy Woodpecker behavior
julie.keefer at gmail.com
Tue May 6 21:06:35 EDT 2014
Yesterday my husband and I saw a male Downy woodpecker drinking sugar water
from our hummingbird feeder!! We've been feeding the hummingbirds for many
years and have never seen a woodpecker drink sugar water (we've seen
orioles & catbirds at the feeder). Has anyone else ever seen this? The
hummingbirds were not happy about it either!! At least 2 males were
buzzing around trying to scare off the Downy but he just kept drinking.
The hummingbirds showed up here in North Stonington last Friday 5/2 along
with Baltimore Orioles, Wood Thrush, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks all on the
same day. The White-throated Sparrows have not been seen since that day
either. I love this time of year!
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