We had a woodpecker in our yard. It was kind of annoying because it almost girdled the flowering tree next to the dining room window.

I called an arborist to make sure the tree was ok. He looked, then laughed.

"Most woodpeckers are pecking for bugs. Which could mean the tree is sick. Your tree is fine. This guy was pecking in rows to draw the sap. Which attracted ants. That he then ate."

The woodpecker in my yard had set up a lure. Who knew birds were that smart?

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