Friday, September 20, 2013

Red Bellied Woodpecker in Nest Box



Red Bellied Woodpecker in Nest Box


Our Red-Bellied Woodpeckers decided not to nest in our Woodpecker nest box last spring despite trying it out thoroughly. I think they instinctively knew the location was not perfect. The problem was it was exposed to squirrels - and in the months since they have made it into a "squirrel nest box" by chewing right through two 3/4 inch boards. You will see the result at the end of the video! The only thing that can keep squirrels out of a nest box is a metal plate over the opening - maybe

Squirrel chews up woodpecker house
Squirrel chews up woodpecker house

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