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.

    • Thanks, Pete. The snag has brought so many wonderful opportunities for and me and the birds, right in my front yard!

  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. I love your photos! Flickers are one of my favorite birds – and we have several in the neighborhood…

  6. 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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