In my post from yesterday I mentioned a woodpecker feeder. A friend told me about this feeder and it’s pretty simple and ingenious –
1. Take an old log, I used a downed cedar from my woods – drill 1 1/4″ holes about an inch deep around the surface. I specifically drilled the holes on a side that would face the spot where I shoot photos.
2. Attach it to something that will let it stand vertical like a tree – a fence post will do, I attached mine to the large cedar that holds up my pergola.
3. Fill the holes with suet. I also filled the cracks in the log.
My friend says it’s like a social program where you are giving a handout and making the little buggers work for it.
Here’s one of my feeders – nice and rustic…
Tonight Woody stopped by – first he landed on the top of the pergola .
He takes a look around to make sure the coast is clear – today he must have been really hungry because my Goldendoodle was sitting about 6 feet away from the feeder watching him.
He lands and takes another look around…
Scopes out the situation…
And digs into that suet.
He stays vigilant…
And digs into the suet again.
See the look of satisfaction on his face?
He looks like he could use a napkin.