time, second half of May: many birds are visiting our Colorado
garden, some exploring nesting prospects.
for two weeks by now, a northern flicker is trying to establish a
household in one of our bird houses. He was probably encouraged by
the fact that a year earlier one other member of the woodpecker
family accomplished some remodeling of our bird houses, two of them,
by enlarging the entrance aperture. However, the last year story was
repeated: when She finally answered the house inspection call, it
was a blunt refusal.
guy, he is now trying yet another remodeling: an opening on the top
(house roof). At the moment it is not clear what he has in mind: an
additional entrance or just a ventilation shaft. It is a hard work,
our neighborhood is echoing with a machine-gun-like sound of the