On Facebook page of bird watchers general store in Orleans, Mass. , they posted photo of flicker carrying eggs out of nest reportedly to avoid harassment by some other birds. Link below.
Sent from a birding brain.
On May 26, 2014, at 5:08 PM, Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 1. Is it our imagination or is the number of waterfowl really low this
> 2. Today, we watched a flicker enter a nest cavity three times and leave
> carrying, what appeared, to be an egg. What was the flicker doing...
> stealing another bird's eggs, moving the egg to a better nest site, or did
> we imagine what we saw?
> Martha and Bill