The first stirrings of spring are here and that means the Northern Flickers will be looking to choose mates and nest very soon. Just this past week I installed my birdcam to monitor whoever decides to nest in my Flicker box. Here’s the live feed:
And here’s a selection from the past couple days. At around 7:00, a male Northern Flicker checks out the box and begins “excavating” the wood shavings. He stays for 20 minutes or so:
I hope this year is more successful than the last! Updates to follow as the season progresses.