Bloggers have responded to the blog regarding a yellow-bellied sapsucker eating sunflower seeds. It seems some folks are enjoying success attracting yellow-bellied sapsuckers to their feeders. With that in mind, I thought that you would like to know what they have to say.
Nudicale says, “They regularly see yellow bellies feed on manufactured suet. We also have seen them feed on scrub oak logs in which they feed on a peanut butter and oatmeal mixture placed in holes drilled into the logs.”
Pat Kinser wrote to say that she and her husband watched a male yellow-bellied sapsucker dine on a Brome Nut Feeder eating Clinger’s Charms, a great no waste nut mixture.
Igrid Sanders responded to the blog by saying, “A yellow-bellied sapsucker has been visiting one of our feeders for the past few days. This is the first time I’ve seen a sapsucker visiting. It comes often, stays for several minutes at a time, and appears to be eating black sunflower seeds, though I have seen it well enough to be sure. It feeds on a woodpecker block of mixed seeds that are largely black sunflower seeds, but there are others and maybe fruits.”
An unnamed blogger added the only thing that he/she has seen eat around their home is grape jelly.
I hope you will benefit from these reports; I know that I have.