In late May 1991, several pairs of woodpeckers visited our suet basket located on the front porch of our home in Pinson. Rather than feed rendered beef suet, my wife and I use a blend of peanut butter, cornmeal, and other ingredients that birds seem to enjoy. Three species of woodpeckers regularly visit this suet basket- Red-bellied (Melanerpes carolinus), Hairy (Picoides villosus), and Downy (Picoides pubescens).
Author: Michael Owens and Suzanne Owens
Volume Number: 39 Year Published: 1992
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 7
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1992/Vol 39 No. 1_1992_p7.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1992/Vol 39 No. 1_1992.pdf