Looking for more information about Red Belled Woodpeckers. My project is to build birdhouses and watch the birds using an IR camera (from inside the birdhouse). I currently have one birdhouse that a Red Bellied woodpecker has claimed. At first the male woodpecker lived in the house for 2+weeks. 3 days after he left the female arrived and has been spending the night for over 2 weeks. The male can be seen looking inside the house during the day but never spends the night.
How do I know if the female is going to lay eggs or not? Maybe she is just spending the night. We are hoping to view the start of another generation.
This video can be seen live just follow the link below. Im new to this and I get knocked off Youtube every day. So there might be times when you look and find its not on. Try again a little later. We do stream this video every day. The female usually arrives around 08:10 - 08:30 pm EST.
To view, look for the video that says 'Live Now'
search for - ocoee fl birdhouse1
Any information about the bird would be appreciated.