The Little Nuthatch — downy woodpecker

Cavity dwellers.

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The woodpeckers (and other cavity dwellers) have been very active. My Red-headed Woodpecker nested and has now been gone for a few weeks. And what moves into it's nesting hole? The Pileated Woodpecker, our grandest woodpecker around. A pair has been working diligently on the hole, making it larger and cleaning it out. The Brown-headed Nuthatches nesting in another old pine are NOT pleased. They have been chasing the Pileated Woodpeckers away, which is pretty funny because the Brown-headed Nuthatch is super tiny in comparison! The Brown-headed Nuthatch does not mind the Red-bellied Woodpecker though. They are nesting in the...

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North Carolina birds.

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So many birds at the bird feeder up in North Carolina! Tufted Titmouse: Goldfinch: White Breasted Nuthatch:   Dark-eyed Junco:   House Finch: jumping! Downy Woodpecker:   Red-bellied Woodpecker:   I also saw Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Dove, Carolina Wren, and of course Carolina Chickadee. A Bluebird showed up a few hours after I headed back home! Maybe next time... It's so much to see what will be there every morning.

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