Date: 3/21/21 2:54 pm From: suzy nealon <suzy.nealon...> Subject: [hmbirds] Eastern Bluebirds and Red Bellied Woodpeckers in a ruckus.
Early this morning, on the Betar Byway in South Glens Falls, I saw a Red Bellied Woodpecker building a nest in the hole of an old tree.As he was leaving his home, who should swoop in but a family of Eastern Bluebirds! A fellow birder and I watched while the families argued, the Woodpeckers making a dash to the opening, only to be cut off by the Bluebirds. And, the Bluebirds won! I always thought Bluebirds were calm and accommodating, but I was wrong.