Red-bellied Woodpecker going for corn on our back deck 640-20161006-27

Red-bellied Woodpecker eating corn

A new observation at our backyard feeders. Red-bellied Woodpeckers had been gone from our backyard for a few months but one male recently returned to our feeders and is doing something unseen before – eating whole corn kernels off the deck!

Red-bellied Woodpeckers rarely land on the ground or deck but all of a sudden this one is landing, picking out a corn kernel or sunflower seed and quickly flying off with it before coming back to repeat it all over again. There’s some confrontation with the big Blue Jays too but at times they just work around each other!

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