Sunday, 1 June 2014

The woodpeckers are such a pain!

This one sits in the feeder and chucks the seed everywhere. This helps the ground feeders (junco, mourning dove, etc), but I don't need the seed scattererd everywhere!
Woodpeckers are cut off from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The little dweebs have been chucking unwanted bird seed overboard: lovely song birds seed, cracked corn, looking for their favourite sunflower seeds. They are cut off! Only songbird seed there now!

18 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Good luck with that! I have only hummingbird feeders out right now. There is a woodpecker sipping from one daily. I showed it the bird book trying to convince it that it was not a hummingbird all to no avail.

eileeninmd said...

Funny, I have seen the doves swinging their heads back and forth in the seed. Great video..

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love the woodpeckers.

Mostly I use a suet feeder. (Especially since on clever raccoon finally figured out how to get to my seed feeder, and destroyed it.)
~

Ela said...

What a wonderful film :))

Red said...

Now that's a weird wood pecker behavior. I rarely have a wood pecker or flicker at my feeders.

Nancy J said...

Is he eating, playing, or just having a seed bath? Lovely when his head pops up every so often, he needs a huge "drip tray". Cheers, Jean.

William Kendall said...

Birds will be birds!

Hilary said...

That's hilarious! She isn't even finding something better to eat in there... she's just scattering. Silly woodpecker!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poor birds ;>)...they'll have to find another restaurant. Don't blame you.

Debbie said...

oohhhh lots of my birds do that as well, and I don't know why!! I am not serving up mixed seed, so why are they "picking" through it.....it's all the same!!

But I am happy to have so many birds at the feeders, they are so fun to watch!!

Debbie said...

I typed a comment and got an error message???

My birds do the same thing, I don't know why because I don't "serve" mixed seed!! They are fun to watch!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
(same trubs, with error... 2nd attempt)

You give us such joy with your reporting and videos Jenn - you may have a late career blooming!! YAM xx

TexWisGirl said...

that is hilarious! congrats on your POTW!

Glo said...

Messy little devil ~ but very funny to watch ;)

joeh said...

Funny video, worth a POTW!!

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty funny, but taking care of the others . They eat mostly suet in my yard.

Gail Dixon said...

Too funny. I'll bet if you hang suet they would go to that and leave the seeds alone.

photowannabe said...

Too funny. I had to do the same thing. The sparrows were flinging the seed every which way and then it drew some rats...ugh....nasty.
Had to shut off the supply for them too.