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Old Oct 29, 2009, 9:35 PM   #1
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Woody Lewis ??? Food

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I have had a couple of E-mails asking what kind of food he is stashing away for winter. Here is a shot of what ever it is. He is getting it in the thick bush down by the river about a block away from this tree. I don't want to go up to the tree and look I am afraid it might spook him away. He lets me get pretty close after a few years and I don't want to push it..



I couldn't just take a shot of his food so I grabbed a few extra shots for my Woody Lewis collection.





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Thanks so much for your patient work with this fine bird, and for sharing all these wonderful photos! Could that be some kind of grub/insect larva he's holding?
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Thanks so much for your patient work with this fine bird, and for sharing all these wonderful photos! Could that be some kind of grub/insect larva he's holding?

I have no idea what it is other than meals for him this winter.
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I have no idea what it is other than meals for him this winter.
Looks like a root... And I'm probqably wrong...

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Great shots. HOnestly it looks like a french fry (notice the square end).
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Great shots. HOnestly it looks like a french fry (notice the square end).
Sheesh! You might very well be right. Is he going to be disappointed when he comes back for it in a few months!

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Great shots. HOnestly it looks like a french fry (notice the square end).
I thought so too. Maybe someone has been picnicking by the river. That won't last the winter, either, but it might draw ants or other insects, which could be eaten! That is what Acorn Woodpeckers do - there is a wasp that lays eggs in the stored acorns and the woodpeckers eat the grubs.

Great shots as usual, Roger, but the bird gets some credit for being so photogenic!
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Sheesh! You might very well be right. Is he going to be disappointed when he comes back for it in a few months!

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perhaps NOT...Macdonalds food don't spoil...I found a hamberger that the builders of my barn left behind. 2 month earlier..it dried, and neither the birds of the mice would touch it....


By the way I gotta say...VERY NICE shots. Thanks for posting them as its a bird we don't see up here..
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perhaps NOT...Macdonalds food don't spoil...I found a hamberger that the builders of my barn left behind. 2 month earlier..it dried, and neither the birds of the mice would touch it....
Doesn't say much for McD's - I never eat their food either . . . .
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