Each fall, during deer hunting season, I go to the local butcher and get some deer ribs that are discarded after the deer are processed. I hang them in our yard and all our winter birds love eating off the ribs. A bonus for us is that the local Pileated Woodpeckers start showing up for the feast. It almost seems like they have figured out when deer ribs appear in our yard. We’ll start seeing them right around the first of November, just before the hunting season. Because this bird has a black mustache, it is a female Pileated. A male would have a red mustache.
From Dec. 20, 2015 - Birds Seen This Fall