Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Red-bellied woodpeckers eating mealworms

Our resident pair of red-bellied woodpeckers are feeding babies & it doesn't take them long to go through a couple hundred mealworms...


woodpecker eating mealworms


woodpecker eating mealworms


woodpecker eating mealworms








































They left a few for the bluebirds -


bluebird eating mealworms




4 comments:

Lynne said...

Munch munch munch!!

dguzman said...

Neato!

Hope you're doing well! Miss you!

Susan said...

Delia,
I'm doing great - just lazy about posting and reading blogs. Hope all is well with you, too!

Mary said...

Hi Susan!

I've missed so much blogging! How many mealworms to you think a RB Woodpecker can hold at once? 10? I saw a male Bluebird hold 6. Aren't they funny with worms?

I loved feeding mealworms to the birds last winter and spring and wish I would feed them now; however, I have a HOSP problem and too many other undesirables that bully... Maybe next winter will be different and you'll get an order from me.

Mary