A month ago, a Northern Flicker pair had spent days preparing a nest hole in my gray birch tree, only to be evicted by a squirrel.
Then House Sparrows moved in, to be booted out by squirrel in turn.
Now there’s a male flicker in the cavity.
Will he and his mate successfully raise a brood of little flickers?
Or will the squirrels chase them away again?
Missed the beginning of the tale? Here it is: