A Woodpecker’s Dilema

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Originally the bowl of grape jelly was put on our porch to attract orioles, but as it turns out other birds, like woodpeckers and grosbeaks, enjoy it too. The red-bellied woodpeckers are big fans, especially when ants are crawling around on the jelly.

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On hot days, the jelly gets extra thick and sticky. And when you have a big beak, sometimes the jelly sticks to it. 

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So what’s a bird with no hands or opposable thumbs to do? You get creative – and remove the jelly by rubbing your beak on the deck railing: 

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Problem solved. 

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