Creating Home

Witnessing this Downy Woodpecker appear from this nest cavity with beak fulls of wood, spit them out only to disappear back inside and repeat the process was magical!

Downy Woodpecker cavity nest: eggs, visitor, feeding youngat nest, suet intro

We watched the woodies excavate the cavity, guard 6 eggs, care for hatchlings, and introduce juveniles to suet.

Downy Baby

Mother woodpecker feeding her baby.

This mother Down Woodpecker was kept busy feeding her two babies while at my bird feeders. She was feeding the fledglings from a birdola cake.

Downey Woodpeckers

Male Downey Woodpecker feeding his fledgling.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology