Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Not the MaMa

I was in the back yard and heard the baby woodpecker making a racket to call the Mom, I supose. While I was looking up the baby poked it's head out of the hole and I was able to get a picture. You can see that a red spot is starting to show on the head and it is getting the ladder-back markings. I was wondering if woodpeckers reuse the same nest each year. I could not find much on this topic. One site on the pileated woodpecker said that they make a new nest each year. If these ladder-backs do the same thing, this might be my first and last year for woodpeckers. They are cute but I wouldn't want to loose a large tree, or large branch from said tree.

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