24A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
I mentioned these two in a previous post. I am glad I was easily able to find a picture. This Downy Woodpecker couple, (Could be brother and sister ??) always came together the winter of 09/10. Usually the male ate first, then the female. They ate from this seed bell and also the suet block.
Do you notice the tail of the male woodpecker? Look how it is pressed up against the seed bell. I know they have strong tails that help them as they climb up tree trunks. Some feeders come with tail props to make it easier for the woodpeckers. In looking for more info, I found a good webpage about Woodpeckers. Marvel of God’s Creation
We were not watching the birds then, like we do now, but I believe these were our first regular woodpecker visitors. We have had them every winter since. In the summer, we may spy them up in trees, hunting for goodies.