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They nest in holes formerly owned or created by woodpeckers.
There were three pairs of Wood Ducks in the Bird Sanctuary near Belmont Harbor along Lake Michigan in Chicago. I happened to spot a tree with nine Northern Flickers, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and a Red-bellied Woodpecker. The gray clouds obscured taking a distinct picture, and I was amazed to see this grouping...as at first glance I expected a tree full of Starlings.