Birds in New Jersey 2015
9 December 2015 - A bird spends the night
Ten minutes after sunset (sunset was at 4:28 p.m.), at 4:38 p.m. a female downy woodpecker went into one of our birdhouses
(nest boxes) and spent the night. She had done this a few days ago, and this time I was ready with my camera. She went to
the nest box five times. The first visit, she made 21 calls.The second time, she went inside, made three calls, then flew out again
and made four calls before falling silent for about 22 seconds.
Here she is returning again. The third visit, she made six calls. The fourth visit, six calls. The fifth visit, six calls outside the
Then she went inside and made six more rapid calls and then went to sleep.
Video: the little downy woodpecker, 9 December, part 1 >>
Video: the little downy woodpecker, 9 December, part 2 >>
Video: Two evenings later, 11 December 2015, the little woodpecker settles in, after making 67 calls >>
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