Young Hairy Woodpeckers
A pair (male & female} Hairy woodpeckers will sometimes bond together for many years. Their breeding season starts in April, and can go as late as July. The woodpeckers will drill out a hole (cavities} in the tree to use as a nest. They can have from 3 to 6 eggs in their nest. Both parents will take turns sitting on the eggs (incubate} from 12 to 15 days.
The young ones will leave their nest in less than month after hatching. Their parents will still feed them for several more weeks. The male has the red color on top of his head and the female has the black color on top of her head. On two of the pictures the parent is with the young one.
Leave a Reply.