Tonight I watched a pileated woodpecker hammering on a cedar in our property for 20 minutes. Then it flew into a tree near its nest and yelled for about a minute. By the time I went inside to get my binoculars the bird had disappeared. About a half minute after I was watching the nest hole, it flew out of the hole and two babies stuck their heads out and started opening and closing their beaks. All of a sudden they both looked up as two crows flew in, higher up in the same dead tree. The babies quickly ducked back inside the nest hole. They poked their heads out again when the crows flew away. The flickers nesting in the same tree came along calling and the pileated babies disappeared inside the nest hole again. I waited about five more minutes but they didn't reappear in that time so I headed back to the house.
Cool having flicker and pileated babies in the same tree!
Carol YarnellSouth Alburgh
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