Bird Feeding Tips
Tips on attracting and feeding backyard birds.
Big Time Head Bangers!
So how do woodpeckers do it?
Northern Flicker and Red-bellied Woodpecker. © Marvin Stuauffer.
The unique way woodpecker beaks attach to their skulls allows them to chisel into tree trunks without damaging their bone structure. Their long tongues quickly extend to retrieve insects and then relax again around the skull.
Pileated Woodpecker. © Janet Furlong
Their toe arrangement, two forward and two back, allows them to cling easily to tree bark – and your feeders!