Woodpecker oddity

Asked December 16, 2018, 4:14 PM EST

often, after stabbing our suet cakes, a woodpecker climbs over to a nearby branch and seems to peck at the bark.

Why?

Trumbull County Ohio woodpeckers

1 Response

Thanks for your question. That's why they're named "woodpeckers:" they peck at bark to find insects to eat! Here's an Extension article about these remarkable birds: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/wp_about/biology.html