Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Nest-Box Damage

Some woodpeckers will open up nest-boxes, which have been erected for songbirds, in order to get at the chicks inside. They usually do this by enlarging the entrance hole. Here is an example of a nest-box that a woodpecker (perhaps more than one bird) has worked upon. In fact, the whole dead tree has been a foraging site. It is hard to say which species did this, indeed several species may have visited this tree. Photo taken near Brzeszcze, Poland, September, 2010.

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