The birds confirmed my biggest fear that this tree is rotten inside. As I watch the male push mouthfuls of sawdust to the ground, I have a feeling this tree should be taken down. We don’t want to disturb the birds though, so we are going to wait until they vacate the nest.
We have new pets in our yard. We don’t feed them but they still seem happy. A woodpecker couple has taken up residence in the dead tree in our yard. I was hoping to get rid of the tree this summer, but in the space of a few days that woodpecker drilled a hole large enough to get himself into it.