WOODPECKER NEST BOXES: CORRECT & INCORRECT USES


I have left behind in the inner ‘burbs of London one family of woodpeckers, with fledglings almost ready to fly. I’ve immediately exchanged them for a family of West Indian Woodpeckers, at exactly the same stage, in the middle of nowhere. Here are a few comparative images. For some reason my ability to upload sound files of the raucous nestlings being fed is thwarted by a glitch, so I’ll add one in due course. 

TAKE ONE PAIR OF WEST INDIAN WOODPECKERSWIW nesting box 1WIW Nesting Box 4

GIVE THEM A COUPLE OF NEST BOXES TO PREVENT THEM DESTROYING THE ROOFWIW Nesting Box 2

SOONER OR LATER, THEY WILL PRODUCE A FAMILY – OR EVEN TWO IN A SEASONWIW Nesting Box 3

HOWEVER, AN UNUSED NESTBOX IS ATTRACTIVE TO WILD HONEY BEES TOO…WIW Nesting Box 6

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