Downy Woodpecker eating “Bark Butter”

Photo by Chris Bosak A Downy Woodpecker eats some Bark Butter from a new bird feeder in Danbury, Conn., March 2016.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Downy Woodpecker eats some Bark Butter from a new bird feeder in Danbury, Conn., March 2016.

Here’s one more shot of a bird on that homemade bird feeder. This time it’s a Downy Woodpecker eating Bark Butter. You can tell the Downy likes it from the large portion he is taking with him.

What is Bark Butter? It came recommended by Pat Warren at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Darien. Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter is a new product somewhat similar to suet, only you spread it on trees (or other surfaces.) Or you can get a feeder designed for Bark Butter.

Click here for more information about the product.

I spread it on the sides of the feeder and obviously it works. I’ve also seen Carolina Wrens eating it from the feeder. So far I’m impressed with the product.

To try it out, visit Joe or Pat at the Wild Birds Unlimited store at 365 Heights Road in Darien (across from the Noroton Heights train station.)

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2 thoughts on “Downy Woodpecker eating “Bark Butter”

  1. I use peanut butter that I smear on trees, into a feeder I made out of a birch log that I drilled holes into to fill with peanut butter. Woodpeckers and nuthatches seem to be the most attracted to it, but the chickadees and titmice like it too. Love the feeder you and your son made!

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