Saturday, April 25, 2009

Red-Bellied Woodpecker Oranges

Here are two of my regular visitors. Top left is the female Red-Bellied Woodpecker with the male stuffing himself with sweet home grown Florida oranges from Maureen's mothers yard. Mrs. M keeps us well stocked with fresh oranges for the birds. They go through about four a day. I learned this feeding technique from my dear blogger friend Abe Lincoln. He has spent many years of his life creating a nature habitat in his back yard. I hope to do the same and hope to be half as successful as he has been. Thanks for sharing your tips Abe!




Please stop by and pay Abe a visit. He has many blogs and all are very interesting.

Thanks for stopping by,

Craig Glenn



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16 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Craig, I love my Red-bellied.. They are noisy birds---and Pete (the male) and Petunia (female) holler at me from above IF I'm out in the yard. I can't quite understand what they are saying but I think it's "Feed Me"..... ha

Great idea to use oranges like that. Oranges are too darn expensive up here to do that. Oh Well!!!
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great picture.I didn't know that the woodpecker family also enjoyed oranges.
Blessings,Ruth

Dianne said...

love the orange tree ;)
beautiful bird

DrowseyMonkey said...

I had no idea about the oranges, very cool. Love the photos. The photo you have for your banner is stunning!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is nice to have a constant supply of oranges Craig. They love papaya too but do not remove the seeds as some of the birds eat them too. :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I had a post here and previewed it and promptly lost it. No way is my mind good enough to remember it.

What I was saying in it is that Mother Nature is as fickle as I am. What's good for the goose is good for the gander seldom seems to apply. I have seen Baltimore Oriles eat oranges here and even Eastern Gray Squirrels will eat them but all the Red-bellied woodpeckers I have never have touched them. Isn't that odd?

Thanks for the link and the kind comments about me and my blog. I appreciate it a lot.

If the other post turns up then please delete this one. LOL

Tina said...

Craig,
I would have never thought red-bellied wps ate oranges.. I have tried putting out several myself last summer and no takers at all. Obviously, it has to be fl oranges direct from your Mother-in-laws! lol!! A sweet treat for a sweet bird!!

Anonymous said...

Ever see what looks like a red-headed woodpecker except that its wings and back are bright green instead of black? We've had two sightings in our back yard here in Austin, TX but alas, no pictures yet.

Bob Barker

troutbirder said...

I too am dumbfounded that a woodpecker would eat oranges. Here it suet, sunflower seeds or nothing.

Karen said...

Great photo..

Love the colours on the birds..

i beati said...

so great to see fruit on a line !!sandy

RyanEven said...

Those colors are outstanding!


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The Muse said...

Gosh! I have to go buy oranges right now... wow what a way to lure those beauties in for a photo shoot!

Jennifer H said...

I didn't know about the oranges - will have to remember that technique. I love seeing woodpeckers. We have stucco on our house, and they like to try to make their mark. But it's only annoying at 6 in the morning. ;-)

Misty Dawn said...

What a neat idea! I wonder if this would work in my neck of the woods.

Leedra said...

Looks like you found a good draw for the woodpeckers. Never knew they liked them.

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