Monday, February 19, 2007
Orange Juice Woodpecker
Yesterday during the Great Backyard Bird Count, I took this photo of this male Red-bellied Woodpecker (females just have red on the nape.). Red-bellied Woodpeckers eat lots of fruit and here, in Sanibel, it's easy to lure them to the bird feeder with an orange half nailed to a palm tree. We put out a new orange half when he finishes one by cutting a small hole in the bottom of the orange and slipping it over the nail. If you have Red-bellied Woopeckers in your area try the orange trick.