Mr. Red-bellied, was about to take off with his peanut when Mr. Blue showed up, with his wings and tail out , trying to look as big as he could, wanting to scare Mr. Red-bellied into dropping his peanut. It didn’t work,
Mr. Red-bellied clamp down on his peanut, and moved out of the way of Mr. Blue. Mr. Red-bellied then put his wings and tail out and took off flying as fast as he could.; he won this time
Carolina Wrens will mate for life, if one dies, the other one will look for a new mate. The wrens will work together building their nest. They will use a variety of materials for their nest, things like dead leaves, strips of bark, dried grasses, feathers and etc. We have a few brush piles in our side yard for the birds to pick out some of their building supplies. The brush piles are also a place that the birds can go to for shelter and a place to hide in at times.
How to crack a black oil seed; first find a big seed, using your bill and tongue to move the seed around in your mouth to crack the thin black shell; once the shell is cracked, take out the white meat (not real meat) and drop the black shell.
The black oil seed has good nutritious values for the birds. It has; Iron, calcium, vitamin E, and B, some fat and fiber, plus protein and potassium.
The Pileated woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers in North American. The largest one is the Ivory-bill woodpecker, which they say is almost extinct.
How deep will you dig for a nice juicy insect ? This woodpecker needs a pair of safety glasses for when he goes digging, grin. He cleaned his face and bill on the grass; looking good now.