The Little Nuthatch — pileated woodpecker

Summer is here!

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Happy first day of Summer! What a great Spring it was. I hope that Summer will be great too. I've been having so much fun outside, but I dread the upcoming heat and mosquitoes. I have held strong in spending 30 minutes outside every day this month. Here are a few photos from this last week and a half. Pileated Woodpecker's   Tri-colored Heron   This gorgeous Barred Owl made my day, and see the little Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher next to it in this photo? That little bird was making a huge fuss when the Owl landed on that tree, but...

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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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