About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Photo Share: Baby Woodpeckers

Momma Downy shows her baby boy where to find the good stuff! - Photo by Holly

Most woodpeckers have unique feeding habits compared to other backyard birds. Instead of perching, woodpeckers cling to the sides of things like the trunks of trees to hunt for a wide variety of different plant matter (fruits, nuts, and berries) and animal matter (namely insects and bugs).  





Red-bellied Woodpecker juvenile carving out dinner. - Photo by Holly
Seed cylinders are perfect for young woodpeckers to learn to forage. The shape of the cylinder is familiar and the nuts, seeds, and fruit combine to make the cylinders are very attractive to birds.

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