A pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers and a hen Downy Woodpecker, were spotted in my huge old Live Oaks a few days ago on a cloudy morning. The Red-bellied Woodpeckers are a young pair that is in the process of building their first home. There has been a lot of pecking and drilling going on.
It has been raining here off and on for the last four days. I have noticed that woodpeckers are active in damp weather as the moist bark is easier to chip away for building a home and for uncovering any insects or grubs in the tree bark. I love woodpeckers and am quite happy to have two or three here! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy!