butterfly2937 wrote in post #18046933
Fantastic series. I can not wait for you to share their progress!
Thank you very kindly, Carol. These guys will keep me busy during the otherwise mostly dead time of July.
SJC from VT wrote in post #18047109
Glad you got more pictures of him! Hope he's not like our Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers that prepare lots of nesting sites, then choose the one that is the hardest to photograph!
I think this is the one. They're running out of time and he just spent the last whole week working on the cavity.
EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18047177
Nice Shots, Al.
The first one is great with the chips flying... from a head shake?
This should interesting to follow.
Thank you very much. Yes, what he'd do is disappear into the cavity for quite a while; we could hear him chipping away. Then periodically he'd stick his head out the hole and broadcast the chips with a quick flick of his head. We kept trying to capture the moment, but it was very difficult.