The name alone makes me smile. For years, like many non birders, for me, the yellow-bellied sapsucker was a fictitional bird with a funny name. Now I know better but the name is still great.
Lately, I've discovered a new way to get peanuts to the birds. I've begun mixing peanut butter with crumbs, bird seed and bacon grease to form a glob that I smooth onto the bark of the tree. The mixture seems to be a favorite of the yellow-bellied sapsucker who may remain around the mixture all morning.
I'm glad to see it so I'll go now and fix a batch of greasy glob for this welcome woodland visitor.