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Mike,
 There were no woodpeckers at my feeder the first year I put it up but have 
had woodpeckers at my humming bird feeder several times over the past three 
years. Like James Hunt, they are Red Bellied Woodpeckers. Have not seen any 
other species.
 Clint.
 

 On 5/3/05, Mike Doyen <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> 
> I received a call from James Hunt in Rolla this evening and he says he has 
> two Red bellied Woodpeckers coming to and sucking nectar out of his 
> hummingbird feeder, He said he and his wife have had HBFeeders around for 
> years but this is a first for him. He also stated that the Red bellied WP 
> have to be contortionist to get a drink, but they get it done at least twice 
> a day.
> 
> I ask him if he has a water feature in the area, and he said he has a bird 
> bath but never sees the Woodpeckerd taking a drink. He also does not know if 
> there is a nest close by.
> 
> Q- Does anyone out there know if this more common that we think or is, or 
> is this one of those "I have never heard of that before" incidences?
> 
> Any information or insight would be appreciated.
> 
> Thank you
> Mike Doyen
> Rolla, MO
> 
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