Monday, January 14, 2013

Red - Bellied Woodpeckers Nest

They must have a nest down in my ravine somewhere. I've had one, for sure, been hanging around all winter so far. Usually they don't, right here anyway. Though the downy's hang here all winter.

The hole, measuring 10 to 12 inches deep, in a dead or softened tree. Usually between 5 and 40 feet above the ground. Their attracted to pine seeds, acorns, fruit from shrubs, including bayberry and red mulberry shrubs. And of course, insects. The one I have here eats most any seed I have out, and I have a variety out for them all.

I think when the weather warms a bit, I'm gonna go battle the ravine and see if I can find it. I do have some old trees down there. Wish me luck! :-)

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