The Birdzilla Blog

Information from the world of birding, including new content and products from Birdzilla.com.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form

The Ultimate Hoarder

Posted by on in Attracting and feeding wild birds
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 436
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

Many bird species will cache food in the fall for retrieval in the winter, including Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, nuthatches, and Tufted Titmice.  Most try to hide their food cache from other birds.  A champion at storing the food, right in the open, is the Acorn Woodpecker.  They will often drill hundreds of holes in a selected tree, power pole are even in wooden shingles.  They carefully place acorns in the holes for consumption when food is less plentiful.  These interesting birds will also "hawk" for insects (capture insects in flight).  They will visit feeders for peanuts and suet.

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_acorn-woodpecker-gl.jpg
Acorn Woodpecker © Greg Lavaty

Comments are not available for public users. Please login first to view / add comments.
Powered by EasyBlog for Joomla!