|You can tell baby boy downys by the red on the top of their head|
In reality, it's neither of them…it's actually that cute little woodpecker that visits your suet feeder in the backyard!
No joke! Woodpeckers couldn't get much tougher - they are thick-skinned, hard-headed and heavy-hitting! That little Downy Woodpecker (or any of its woodpecker relatives) lives a punishing existence that most other birds would probably consider a life of being condemned to hard labor, and they have to be really tough in order to survive it.
|Or by the open mouth|
The other end of a woodpecker is also built tough. Its' pointed tail feathers are especially strong and rigid, able to withstand the punishment of supporting its own weight as it climbs and clings to trees.
Summer can often bring the best activity of the year to the feeders in your yard. With lots of young woodpeckers around and the molting process in full swing, woodpeckers are seeking the extra calories and proteins that feeders can provide.
Original Article from: WBU Nature News
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