Friday, 27 May 2016

Hairy Woodpecker Pair

The male Hairy Woodpecker in the top photo is almost like a pet at this stage. Although I'm no longer feeding the birds during the summer months, on the day these shots were taken I still was. On days that he knew I was around he'd follow me or try to get my attention by flying at a window until I put out the suet. Two years ago he and possibly another female nested in the maple beside my house. The female in this shot I assume is his current mate and I suspect they nested somewhere nearby. I hope to see him again this Fall when I start feeding the birds again. May 2, East Jordan NS.

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