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RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS IN WINTER
What do Red-bellied Woodpeckers eat in winter?
Red-bellied woodpeckers eat wood-boring insects that they find on the trunks and limbs of trees as well as all kinds of fruit, berries, and seeds. In winter, in areas where fruit is not available or has already been eaten, they will consume more insects and seeds.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers can easily be attracted to bird feeders by putting out a selection of suet, and black oil sunflower seeds. In warmer areas of the country they will come to oranges that are sliced in half and nailed to a tree or placed on a bird feeder platform.