Bird Condos for Rent – Excavation Continues

Chickadees continue to move into cavities in the snag and I welcome them.

In the meantime, excavation continues thanks to the Northern Flicker.

Click on pictures in the gallery below to enlarge them.

The rapid rat-a-tat-tat of the pecking resounds throughout the neighborhood, while the woodpecker grips the snag securely, letting the chips fall where they may.

I just hope the chickadees save a room for him.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “Bird Condos for Rent – Excavation Continues

  1. Great photos, I love that you can see the little pieces of wood and bark falling away from the bird. โค๏ธ

    • Thanks so much, John! It’s really thrilling to watch the birds, and the snag has opened up all sorts of vistas I didn’t have before!

  2. Great to be able to see woodpeckers in action. I hear them on Hoe Rough all the time, but they are hard to spot high in the trees.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. The cuckoo can be heard in the lemon grove, a sure sign of spring. We have woodpeckers too. They are such industrious birds.

  4. I have never been close enough to see the wood chips flying. That is one of the lovely things about getting to see your photos. I am getting to see new things even though the birds themselves are familiar visitors here too.

    • Thanks so much. The snag has opened up so many wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities! I can see what’s going on from my office window, and when I grab my camera with the long zoom it acts like a pair of binoculars. It’s been fun getting close-ups!

  5. There was once a woodpecker in the large pine tree in my back yard, years ago. I havenโ€™t seen it for years, in fact I had forgotten about until I read your post!

    • How cool! We’ve had flickers around for years, but I never got to see them excavating up close until we left a standing snag. So fun to watch!

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