Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Redbellied Woodpecker at Huntley Meadows

On my way out of Huntley, I heard redbellied woodpeckers just before the boardwalk goes into the woods. I looked up and a redbelly was having a fued with a starling(?) at the redbelly's nest. The top two pictures show the redbelly and the other bird fussing with each other. As far as I can tell, the redbelly was successful in driving the starling off. The pair of redbellys returned frequently to the nest, peering in. Hopefully all is well. I will monitor the nest to see if I see any feeding activity.

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