Female Red-bellied Woodpecker in the platform feeder.
A pair of these medium-sized woodpeckers are taking turns at the platform feeder – which they prefer to the suet cage. I guess they would rather swing than cling.
I think they are feeding some nestlings.
They are mostly eating the homemade suet dough and peanuts.
She flew off with a mouthful of suet dough and returned soon for more.
Cornell: Red-bellied Woodpeckers bring bright colors and entertaining action to bird feeders. If you live near any wooded patches, you may be able to attract them using feeders filled with suet (in winter), peanuts, and sometimes sunflower seeds. They’ve even been spotted drinking nectar from hummingbird feeders.