Red-bellied Woodpecker nestling soon to fledge

After watching many trips by both adults to this high-up nest hole, at least one chick appeared today at the nest cavity hole as it waited for food. Looks like it won’t be too long before it fledges. I do not know how many eggs or live young there are in this nest.

Red-bellied Woodpecker – a hungry chick!

Watched Red-bellied Woodpecker male & female flying in and out of a wooded area of the yard. Found the entrance hole and soon saw a chick peeking out.

Both adults came & went, and fed the chick. At this point, I cannot tell how many chicks are in the cavity. I could hear peeping as the adults approached. Will keep an eye on this nest site.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology