Tag Archive: Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker

Here is a picture from the Internet of the Downy Headed Woodpecker. We have three types of woodpeckers that visit. See older posts for the other ones.

And here is a picture of a Downy Headed Woodpecker outside of our kitchen window. They love to eat the suet cakes that have peanuts in them.

Pileated Woodpecker

The male Pileated Woodpecker. This guy is huge. He likes the suet cakes too, just like the other woodpeckers. Especially with peanuts. He makes quite a racket when he starts hammering on a suet cake that’s hanging on the window sill. Probably the most famous of all Pileated Woodpeckers was the animated cartoon character “Woody the Woodpecker”. The word pileated is pronounced pill ee ate ed or pay lee ate ed according to the dictionary. It means crested. Lots of people seem to say pie leet ed though.

Here’s the big guy that visits our feeders. He loves the suet cakes and, as you can see, the safflower seeds too.

This is the Red Bellied Woodpecker. Seems like an odd name, since his head is red, but I guess another bird got the Red Headed name first đŸ™‚ This guy likes the suet cakes that we put out. Anything with peanuts seems to make him happy.