218176, RE: Pileated Stump|
Posted by Bob G, Thu May-24-18 04:14 AM
I'd love to get a picture of one, but they're as skittish as a chickadee. Seems odd at first, they're so big and impressive.
That cherry tree thing ( I hate them btw, weak and you can't even use them in a fireplace after they fall) sounded weird so I googled it. Didn't learn anything, but that they do like fruit, so maybe they're attracted to the fruit and then find the bugs (their main diet.) Less than 20% of food comes from live trees. Or maybe the bugs like the sap, so the birds figured that out :P