For the last week I have seen Woody and his wife hopping around our old oak tree and many a time hear that familiar loud “rat tat tat tat” pecking on wood and sometimes even on our metal gutter! 2 days ago ~ only gentle “peck peck peck“. I see them but don’t hear their loud theme song and something tells me they’ve set up home, yes, a hole in one of the branches.
I see them eating from the feeder so I guess they like the seeds I put there but they still stick to their balanced diet and both go insect and ant hunting as a couple.
How on earth did I ever become a bird & insect watcher??!
Old age! It has to be due to old age!