10 Aug Not a Hummingbird | Aug 2015
Not a Hummingbird
Clearly, this is not a hummingbird.
It’s a Gila Woodpecker, male, on a hummingbird feeder.
Birds are smart.
That is, they always welcome an easy meal. And this Gila Woodpecker has found one in a hummingbird feeder.
This photo was taken at the Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast, near Hereford, AZ.
I’ll note that this B&B offers wonderful accommodations plus fantastic breakfasts.
And, of course, they are in a birding paradise. You’ll see a large variety of birds when you visit.
Learn more about this B&B by clicking on the link below in Birding Resources.
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Find info about the Casa de San Pedro B&B at: www.bedandbirds.com
Find info about birds in South Eastern Arizona at: Tucson Audubon
Help Birds Tip
Woodpeckers are cavity nesters. So they depend upon old trees. If possible, leave old trees alone. Or, trim only the parts that pose a risk.
Find more info about this at: The Cavity Conservation Initiative
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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation
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Susan DeppnerPosted at 10:18h, 10 August
We get small woodpeckers like that on our feeders, too, as well as a big flickr who visits regularly. We think he visits to feed on the ants as they compete with the hummingbirds for nectar. It’s just one big feast out there!