Red-bellied Woodpecker nest

A Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) nest located in a tree cavity at the Belle Haven picnic area, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is an adult male.


This is the first time I spotted an active Red-bellied Woodpecker nest. The male shown in the preceding gallery was hyperactive, going in and out of the nest for quite a while. It appears he may have been preparing the nest in order to attract a female.

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