These Starlings, straight out of Hitchcock, don’t intimidate a Mockingbird. He can scatter thirty of them like ashes in a gust of wind.
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Ugly: Robber of Red-bellied Woodpecker Nests
But beautiful: admit it.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Starlings are arch enemies, mainly because Starlings so often gang up and attempt to seize nesting holes that the Red-bellies have just dug. Watch to see gorgeous closeups of a Red-bellied male calling for a mate and excavating a cavity. Then watch the battle that ensues for possession of the hole.
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On cold winter days, birds are tiny furnaces that must be stoked. We provide them with seeds, bark butter, nuts, water, and berries. They congregate to gobble it up.
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