Sapsuckers Cleaning Out The Nest Hole

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The 5″ x 8″ (interior dimensions) tree nest hole of the Williamson’s Sapsucker with as many as 6 growing nestlings inside presents a significant potential hygiene problem. This post is about how the adults dealt with that situation as I was photographing them about three weeks near the Montana/Idaho border. [...]

The Sapsucker And The Ant

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Sometimes the presence of a tiny, almost miniscule arthropod can make or break a bird photograph. [...]