l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Red bellied woodpecker pair Hollowing out nest cavity,Feb,16 - 18th,2011

On Feb . 16th the male red bellied woodpecker was very vocal at this tree by our house. He called and drummed. He was busy hollowing out this cavity. Last year they did the same tree only up higher. This is the 3rd year he has chosen this tree. However they have never actually nested here due to starlings chasing them out. Last year they started building on March 18th 2010. After completion of the nest and a great deal of trying to keep it,the starlings won. The red bellieds moved on. It was very sad. After they left the starlings did not even nest there. The cavity was checked out by red headed woodpeckers,yellow bellied sapsuckers and northern flickers. All doing their own bit of work altering it to there liking. No one used this cavity. However the red bellied nested close by and brought a beautiful young red bellied to my feeders. The first young red bellied I had ever seen. I was thrilled. So not all was lost. They were successful. This year is very early. Who knows maybe it will be successful.
Here we have the male and female at the cavity. This is the first winter to by the way, that the female has stayed all the way through. She was not here as much as the male,but she was here. She didn't leave like other years.

Female red bellied woodpecker

Male red bellied woodpecker

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