Woodpecker raiding Blue tit nestbox

This is a still from the recording of our nestbox camera this morning. We saw a woodpecker flying to it and poking his head in. When we played back the video, there he was. Luckily the chicks were just out of reach of his beak.

He tried a second time, and interestingly this time the chicks kept low in the nest with their beaks closed.

The mother was back within seconds of him leaving.

20150525 Nestbox with Woodpecker

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