Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Owl and the Woodpecker

The saga continues - a few days ago a Screech Owl made an appearance in my dead palm, just below the Red-bellied Woodpecker nest - needless to say the Woodpecker has been watching this new neighbor very closely.
A few days later and the hoot keeps showing up, he looks quite comfortable....

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is keeping a close vigil.

Up above - sitting on egg shells .... down below taking a snooze.

At some point it was time for some confrontation - face to face ....

with the partner's help it makes a bigger statement....the owl retreated....

The Red-bellied Woodpecker returned to the top floor

and made sure that the coast was clear....he then went inside to settle for the night.

A few minutes later the Screech Owl came back out feeling confident that the coast was clear....

quiet enough for a little snooze.

Well, that's owl folks.....stay tuned.


  1. Wish I could be there to see this...we do know what the woodpecker thinking.

  2. Great story line with awesome pics, France! B.