|A Nuttall's woodpecker excavated a nest cavity in a dried Agave plant.|
- To attract a mate and proclaim their territory
- To find insects for food
- To excavate a cavity for nesting
Keep them fed by offering suet or peanuts in another area of your yard. And place a woodpecker nesting box over the area of drumming. They may decide to take the easy nest site over excavating a hole in your siding. Hanging Mylar strips or plastic owls provide a limited scare factor. You have to be willing to move them around every day or so to be effective.