Date: 3/9/17 7:59 pm
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Downy woodpecker behavior question
I've been meaning to post this for a few months. I noticed a female downy
at my feeder about six weeks ago who did not move for about 25 minutes. I
was super busy that day going in and out of the kitchen, and after about
two or three minutes, noted she had never moved her position. Usually, she
does not stay for more than a few minutes, but this day she was so still
that I could see her inner eye cover things blink over her eyes. A few
times she moved her eyes to look, but stiller than still. I tried to see
what it was she was looking at but saw no hawks...later, I remembered
hearing American crows coming from the direction of the tree she was
looking up at, and they were calling the entire time. So I am wondering if
anyone has ever seen a crow go after a downy????


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