This winter the neighbor and I put out suet for our Downy woodpeckers and other birds. But in hot weather, the suet cakes just melt. So I went to the store looking for something else, and found a nice big block of nuts, fruit, seeds, etc. As The Bug noted, it looked good enough for us to eat! Surely it would be attractive to the woodpeckers.
And it was!
Downy woodpeckers, punked out, lol!
They loved it.
Alack, so did the Occasional Squirrel:
I moved the treat to a tall shepherd's crook, and it was okay for a couple of days, but I came out one morning to find nothing but a bit of cord dangling from the hook. So I went to plan B, buying hard cakes to put in my suet holder. Again, the Downies loved it!
So, too, did the Occasional Squirrel, but he has yet to break into it.
Nor has he been able to chew through the wire hanger.
And so the treats remain. Late yesterday evening a lovely Red-bellied woodpecker came to visit!
That was nifty!