I have seen a hairy woodpecker come to our feeder and get a black sunflower seed. She then takes it to a nearby tree and pounds it to break the shell. Then she feeds the seed to one of her “children”. I was amazed as they seem to be quite big. But is suppose they are not able to break up the shell of the sunflower seeds ….yet. Here are a couple of photos of this hardworking Mother.
I am linking this post to the Bird Weekly challenge, “Common birds in your area this time of year” Take a look to see some other birds. I enjoyed seeing the birds in the Philippines shared by Nes Felicio .