I have kept my camera right by the back window to see who could catch a picture of this big boy! Look at what he is doing to our deck. Jean told me they are on the government watch list. I am digressing - my grandson got these two picture for me before he left on vacation.
And I bought a couple of owls - hope they work.
The Red-headed Woodpecker is one of only four woodpeckers known to store food, and it is the only one known to cover the stored food with wood or bark. It hides insects and seeds in cracks in wood, under bark, in fence posts, and under roof shingles. Grasshoppers are regularly stored alive, but wedged into crevices so tightly that they cannot escape.
- In addition to attacking other birds to keep them out of its territory, the Red-headed Woodpecker is also known to remove the eggs of other species from nests and nest boxes, destroy nests, and even to enter duck-nesting boxes and puncture the duck eggs.
- The Red-headed Woodpecker benefited from the chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease. The devastating tree diseases killed many trees and provided nest sites for the woodpeckers.
Ah, we get all the animals at our house or in the house - birds on the deck, squirrels in the attic, bats in the living room, and dogs in the chairs. Oh yeah bugs and spiders too. Anyone want to come over?
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