Library Black-backed Woodpeckers Update

Alex LamoreauxBird News, Bird Sightings, General News and Info1 Comment

I posted last week about a pair of Black-backed Woodpeckers that Anna and I found in the parking lot of the Island Park Public Library. This week, the woodpeckers are hard at work excavating their nest-cavity in a Lodgepole Pine right next to the parking lot. They are sharing the tree with a pair of Tree Swallows, although the swallows don’t seem to appreciate the company. Below are a few photos of the female preparing the cavity.

Black-backed Woodpecker - female

Black-backed Woodpecker - female seeing if she fits yet

Black-backed Woodpecker - female