Yesterday I kept hearing a loud hammering, over and over this drilling on metal, a mini jackhammer up in the tree. And there he was, a gorgeous pileated woodpecker hammering away at the metal plate around the bird box that Richard put up.
The bird was unfazed by the metalworks and kept at it for a while, then jumped on the tree and finally flew away.  I am hoping he or she will make their home nearby! Besides, he only jackhammers during business hours…