I was alerted to the great spotted woodpecker's nest on the edge of the village by a friend in mid-May.
Although I couldn't see any sign of the chicks at that stage, I could hear them (link below).
At least I thought it sounded like there was more than one. Recently, though, the cheeping got louder and singular. How disturbing the natural world can be!
Looking at the hole, I began to wonder whether chicks ever got too big to get out... But then I suspected I was imposing my own DIY and construction skills. The woodpeckers have it covered.
Yesterday, I caught sight of the chick.
This morning the nest was silent and I imagine it has flown!
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