The story continues to evolve - the Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been busy since mid March and I would venture to say that there are babies in there because the male and the female keeps taking turns leaving and returning with small pieces of food in their bill. In the meantime, the Screech Owl has taken a liking to a lower level cavity and that has been causing quite a raucous.
|Keeping track of what is going on.|
|Taking turns bringing food.|
|"What is that sound?"|
|The Screech Owl coming out thinking that the coast is clear....|
|only to retreat for safety since the woodpeckers are pretty fierce in keeping their boundaries.|
|For the time being he decides that it's best to leave for a bit....|
|Not easy by a long shot with the two Red-bellied Woodpeckers coming at him....|
They chased him relentlessly into the woods.
Peace has returned to the abode....for now. Stay tuned.