Posted by Linda Wegs on June 28, 2021 at 10:25 am
After the Downy Woodpecker gathers sunflower hearts, it flies over and taps it against this dead tree. After eating the crushed seed, it flies back to the feeder for another seed and repeats the process. I have observed this behavior for a few years. Same feeder, same tree. Downy Woodpecker, June 26, 2021 – Tinley Park, IL.