Red-bellied Woodpeckers in my oak tree -HELP!

by Seth
(Houston, TX)

I have 2 Red bellied woodpeckers drilling several huge holes in one of my trees branches. It looks like one male and one female preparing to lay eggs. I have also noticed that the branch they are drilling into is losing the bark on several spots. I don't want to disturb them while they are making their babies, but I am concerned that my tree is infested with insects. When would be the best time to cut the branch off?



Comment
Not to worry - as long as the woodpeckers are there, they will devour the insects. Please let them raise their babies, first before cutting any branches.
Susan

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Red Bellied Woodpecker.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. mystery bird

    May 24, 17 06:51 PM

    she or he was small like a pheobe black feathers on the back and a white belly but the head had spiky feathers im unsure what kind it was it flies fast

    Read More

  2. 2017 update on Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on our place

    May 22, 17 01:56 PM

    It has been a couple of years since 'we' reported on the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. Mostly due to having to pull in our bird feeders in April

    Read More

  3. My hummingbird story

    May 19, 17 12:56 PM

    One year, looking out our kitcben window we saw a anna,s hummingbird had built a nest in our tangelo tree, about 2-3 feet away. We looked at them every

    Read More