Downy Woodpecker Loves Sugar Water


We have a female downy woodpecker visiting a hummingbird feeder in front of the kitchen window who has developed a liking for sugar water.  She comes often and can fit her beak into the holes and lap up the nectar.  She is not very skittish so I’ve had the opportunity to take many pictures of her.  I hope one of them comes out clearly. 

There are several pairs of adults visiting the yard with their fledglings right now to feed on suet and sunflower seed and she could be grabbing a high energy sugar jolt in between feeding her offspring.

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