When a Harris's Sparrow tries to move in on the suet feeder the woodpeckers crown flashes and the sparrow yields quickly.
Both the male and female Downy Woodpeckers are regulars at the suet feeder. They never seem to visit at once but take turns. It is the male that has the red crown. I had a picture of the female a few days ago.
As I am writing this the rain is pounding down and making such a racket on the roof of the garden room that Sue and I are shouting to make ourselves heard. This is the third day of heavy rain. It stops for an hour or so then starts back up again. We had a dry winter so this is not unwelcome.