The Flickers are remodeling my new birdhouse. What gives?
I put up a big birdhouse specifically built for the flickers using dimensions gleaned from various sources. Used 2X12 and 2X10 lumber to provide some insulation, more like a hollow in a tree. Starlings were there a few days (ughh!) and then the flickers evicted them and moved in. Since then I hear a constant pecking inside the box so I think the flickers are remodeling. When I built the box I used the table saw to put a lot of grooves below the hole so the babies could climb up, and when I got the box in place I put in a goodly amount of birch shavings, but now I'm wondering if I didn't put in enough shavings or something else is not to their liking. Any suggestions about doing something to help them?