"A Sand County Almanac"

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pileated Woodpecker Nest Is No More

One of my last blog updates was about a Pileated Woodpecker that I found which I suspected might have a nest nearby.  It did indeed have a nest, about 40 feet above the ground, with chicks.  I went back less than 24 hours later and.....well, I will let the photos tell the story...




 This photo demonstrates how high the nest is...


Finally, these photos show why the nest is no longer viable...




I am sorry to see the chicks destroyed but the snake has to eat, too.






3 comments:

  1. Hermosas fotografías...pero con un triste final. La vida es así a veces muy dura, bien es verdad que la serpiente tiene que comer, pero mira a que altura llegó para hacerlo.
    Un saludo

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  2. Magnifica série de fotos que nos mostram a lei da sobrevivência..:)
    Muito bom! Saludos

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  3. kai51 and Sweet,
    Thank you for your comments and for visiting the blog. It is always encouraging and appreciated.
    Steve

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