Red-bellied Woodpecker at the pole feeder.
Looking for food.
A few millet seeds left.
But maybe there’s something better in there.
A Red-bellied Woodpecker can stick out its tongue nearly 2 inches past the end of its beak. The tip is barbed and the bird’s spit is sticky, making it easier to snatch prey from deep crevices.
This woodpecker spent a long time here yesterday morning.
Until I observed this one, I had no idea about their tongues!