Downy and Hairy woodpeckers come to feed on the suet. I have photos both in one picture. This Hairy male has been working over the tree that shades our deck. It’s got some kind of boring insect problem. The woodpeckers have done their best to get those bugs, but the tree is dying. Slowly and for that kind of tree, it’s on the old side. I’m not bothered by taking it down. It has looked like a dying tree for a few years already.
I don’t know how much of it will cost. It looks bad enough to make me wonder if it will come alive this year. It might not.
It’s going to be expensive to have it cut down. You can’t get a truck in there. It’s impassible. This is a big tree and needs a pro. But expensive. Very.
I’m really pleased with how this came out. I’m working on a couple of Goldfinch. Tomorrow, I hope.