Woodpeckers inhabit woodlands, farmland, and suburbs.
Woodpeckers excavate trees for a variety of insects, especially the larvae of wood-boring insects. They will also take sap from sapsucker holes and nut meats from shells that have been opened.
Suet Feeders, Wire Screen Feeders with Nuts and Seeds, and Hanging Feeders with Seeds
In the warm months the majority of a Woodpecker’s diet consists of insects. Woodpeckers greatly benefit from backyard feeders, especially during the winter months. Woodpeckers will eat exposed fat in decomposing animal carcasses. Woodpeckers drill into soft wood to spear caterpillars and wood-boring insect larvae.
Mealworms, Suet, Sunflower Hearts and Chips, Oil Sunflower, Roasted Peanut Chips, Cracked or Chopped Nuts, Coconut, Cracked Corn, Stripe Sunflower, Milo, Oats Groats, Rape Seed (Canola), and Dried Fruit.
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