The other day I saw this tree near my house. The woodpeckers had worked it over very well. It may even be a woodpecker home - it was too high for me to look inside and see if it was hollow.
Ther are many woodpeckers around our property. We have seen the pileated woodpeckers only a few times, but know they're out there. Red-bellied woodpeckers visit our suet feeders daily. Downy and hairy woodpeckers always come to visit. Flocks of northern flickers can sometimes be seen working our backyard for bugs. Only a few times have we seen red-bellied woodpeckers at the suet feeders.
I find woodpeckers very interesting and love to have them around. Sometimes I can here them drumming away deep in the woods - it's a special sound to hear a woodpecker. I read articles where many people's homes are damaged by woodpeckers, but I don't have that problem. With all the woods around my home, the woodpeckers have plenty of other places to nest and eat other than on my house.
Woodpeckers are welcome here ~ bring them on!