The male Red-bellied Woodpecker that hangs about my backyard is addicted to Bark Butter. He is probably the most frequent feeder on this delicacy.
Occasionally (and can’t we all relate!) he gets this peanut butter-like spread stuck on the roof of his mouth and needs to use his tongue to scrape it off.
And without fail, right before he flies off, he shovels a heaping helping into his beak to enjoy at another location. I guess he likes the dine-in/carryout combo!
Now although this food is a favorite of the male, the sweet female also finds it quite appetizing.
Reminds me of the old Irish Spring commercial. Can’t you almost hear her saying, “Manly, yes – But I like it too!”