Date: 1/26/18 10:09 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: Birds feeding on hackberries
Our sapsucker often feeds on the suet.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
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― Mahatma Gandhi


> On Jan 26, 2018, at 5:41 AM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> Nice note. Think of putting up a suet feeder to help out the little critter.
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> Jerry Kruth
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Katrina Knight <kknight...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 11:46 am
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Birds feeding on hackberries
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> At 10:39 PM 1/24/2018 Stanley C Stahl wrote:
>> I've seen birds feeding on hackberries in the past.
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> A friend and I watched a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker eating
> hackberries earlier this winter. It was having a really hard
> time getting them off the tree while hanging from the branches.
> After struggling to get them off for a while, it started flying
> at the berries, trying to grab them on the wing. When it got
> one, it would take it over to another tree with ridges in the
> bark, jam it into one of the cracks, and peck at it to break it
> open.
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> Katrina Knight
> <kknight...>
> Reading, PA, USA
 
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