Thursday, 1 January 2015

Woodpecker hacked nest-box

A songbird nest-box entrance hole enlarged by a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. There are various reasons why some woodpeckers do this: to allow entrance and use the box as a roosting place, to use the box as a nesting site themselves or to prey upon what is inside, eggs or chicks. Also, a combination of these can result (Gerard Gorman, Budapest, Hungary). 

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