This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been coming to the bird seed feeder at least once a day for a few weeks now. I wondered how well it would cope using a regular bird feeder, and well, it has learned how to obtain the seeds quite easily. It basically takes the chosen seed with its claw and paws the seed out of the hole. When that does not work well, it will also use its long pointed bill to help scoop the seed out. The result is that the woodpecker has learned to get Sunflower Seed out of the feeder tube.
So, I have now seen the Red-headed Woodpecker, the little Downy Woodpecker, and the Red-bellied Woodpecker feed at the bird feeder here in this yard! I took these pictures yesterday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2012, in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!