Do-It-Yourself 

Phil in the palm tree DSC_2083

Phil in the palm tree DSC_2083

Phil (Red-bellied woodpecker) lives nearby and comes to visit several times throughout the day. He is a great helper when it comes to pest control. He searches all of the trees and some of the plants for tasty treats. Phil does not really bother the caterpillars as far as I know. I have never seen him search the butterfly host plants like all of the other birds do. Instead he sticks to the oaks, the palms and some plants that provide seeds or berries. I look forward to seeing Phil and his wife daily. Garden helpers are always welcome. Especially those that work for peanuts.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by blthornburgh on 2017-06-09 12:40:50

Tagged: , Tampa , Thornburgh , Florida , back yard , Bird , woodpecker , red bellied woodpecker , red-bellied , pattern

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