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I have this amusing group of woodpeckers that has taken up residence in the telephone pole at the bottom of my driveway and they have a great call they make when they come back from a bug run to feed the young’un(s). I’ve become quite intrigued by the group as it appears to consist of three birds that fly over as a group to a large palm in our neighbors yard, work the trunk a bit and then return to the telephone pole where they have made a nest. Bikkita-reeka-eeraka-RAKA they screech and fuss with extended wings. I can not tell if there are multiple babies or families sharing this hole they’ve bored into the telephone pole or if they are just some sort of communal group caring for a single chick. Anyway I tried to get some photos, hope you enjoy.

Sentinels guarding the nest.

Sentinels above the nest.

Keeping watch.

Keeping watch.

Working the palm next door.

Working the palm next door.