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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dead trees are home to "cavity nesting" birds

A dead tree is somebody's home
The term "cavity nesters" is used for bird species that nest in old, probably-dead, trees. In north Texas that includes Chickadees, Titmice, Wrens and Bluebirds. These arborial homes were, probably, originally made by Woodpeckers, who lived there and raised a family. But all these birds are having a harder and harder time finding homes, because of humans' proclivity for cutting down all dead trees, and trees that just look sick.
 
 
 
 
                                    A dead tree left in place boosts the number of creatures dramatically. Watch this video.
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