When a Birdhouse Hole is Not Big Enough!

You may remember the bird house I made in July
a few years ago for a contest. 

DIY birdhouse from found parts and reclaimed wood

Well the joke of my family all summer long was that "no bird will ever move in because I made the hole too small"... 

And so far, they've been right, Until today....

I was sitting outside reading a book and I heard this tapping sound. I looked over and saw a woodpecker sitting on the perch banging away at the hole in the birdhouse.

Before I laughed myself off my chair I took a picture with my phone.

woodpecker moving into the birdhouse

moving into the birdhouse

These photos are terrible but there he was... trying to make the hole bigger!

When he flew away I went over too get a closer look.

See.... She was doing her own home improvements!

Pecking marks where the woodpecker tried to make the hole larger

I did the only thing I could do, I helped her out.

I got out my drill and made the hole bigger for her.

Creating a last minute larger hole for the woodpecker

Not perfect but it was the best I could do 
because I was standing on a chair because
the birdhouse is already mounted to the fence.

So... the jokes over! 
You can move in now Mrs. Woodpecker!
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .