Sadly, yesterday's storm with high winds destroyed the Hairy Woodpecker I reported yesterday. Now the nest is silent, and I saw the dad perched on a telephone pole calling. I have not heard the female responding yet (would she have been the one in the nest at night?), and I do not know what to do but am asking around and notified the City forester. I assume the babies may have succumbed to hypothermia by now. I have pictures before and after. I guess this is what to expect with greater storm intensity.
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