Thursday, August 1, 2013

Low Woodpecker Counts

Come to think of it, it has been a relatively poor year for woodpeckers here at Cary BirdCam.  I have seen (or have BirdCam photos of) a few Downys, but hardly anything else.  A Red Bellied now and then.  A Hairly, rarely.  A Flicker (shown) never.  I suspect the natural food choices are in good shape and that they hardly need -- or want -- our suet offerings.  It has been a decent year for insects, after all.  And come winter these birds may be back in force.  That will be worth the wait.

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