Date: 1/4/18 1:45 pm
From: Stephen Eccles via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Bird feeding question
We have Sapsuckers in the garden every winter, although they sometimes
disappear for short very cold spells. This year, they have stayed in the
garden throughout and are eating our suet in recent days, though they
normally don't do that. So, keep your suet coming!

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 4:25 PM, Walter Hadlock via va-bird <
<va-bird...> wrote:

> Good afternoon,
>
> We are able to provide food for all the birds frequenting our yard except
> for a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. We have a Suet “Sandwich” that other
> species of woodpeckers can manage, but not the Sapsucker.
>
> Any suggestions on what we can do to help it? It does spend time poking
> around in the bark on our Silver Maple. But, it seems o.k., but with the
> drastic wind chill here in Herndon, we’re not sure it will make it.
>
> It cannot manage the suet in a cup that is in a cage frequented by the
> Bluebirds.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions,
>
> Jay and Carol Hadlock
> Herndon, VA
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