Suet is for woodpeckers

Posted Jan. 09, 2013, at 10:32 a.m.
After landing in a tree in Hampden in early January, a female red-bellied woodpecker checks out a suet feeder and decides if she wants to dine there. The woodpecker has been visiting local feeders since mid-December; she apparently first showed up in central Hampden last spring.
After landing in a tree in Hampden in early January, a female red-bellied woodpecker checks out a suet feeder and decides if she wants to dine there. The woodpecker has been visiting local feeders since mid-December; she apparently first showed up in central Hampden last spring.
With a quick flit of her wings, the woodpecker lands on the suet cage and closely examines the high-fat food closed within it.
Brian Swartz
With a quick flit of her wings, the woodpecker lands on the suet cage and closely examines the high-fat food closed within it.
Her cap turned blue by a quirk of the natural light, the female red-bellied woodpecker starts pecking away at the highly nutritious suet.
Her cap turned blue by a quirk of the natural light, the female red-bellied woodpecker starts pecking away at the highly nutritious suet.

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