[Tweeters] Flicker/Pileateds Roosting in old nest in snag

Wilson Cady gorgebirds at juno.com
Thu Nov 15 00:15:32 PST 2007



On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:21:23 -0800 "Diane Yorgason-Quinn"
<Avosetta at hotmail.com> writes:

> I have had a female Flicker use my large bat house (that the bats

> have ignored) for winter roosting.


That is interesting since I put up a section of a split log
attached to a board that I placed in a spot where Flickers were roosting
on the side of our cedar board and batten house. The flickers would peck
on the siding while roosting so I hoped the birds would peck on the log
instead. This log-board combination is attached to two battens on the
house which left a 3/4" space between the "roost" and the siding where
bats now reside. The flickers do use the perch in the winter as it is
wind protected and warmed by our brick chimney.


Wilson Cady
Washougal, WA



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