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Robin Lee-Thorp

Fairfax, VA, United States


A pair of Red-bellied woodpeckers had started building a nest hole. They’d been working on it for about a week, when this male Northern Flicker decided to start building his own nest and decided that the hole the red-bellied couple had started looked more easy to work into his own place than start a new hole. So, he chased the red-bellied woodpeckers away and enlarged the hole for his mate. Alas, they only had it for about two weeks before some starlings took it over.

Flicker And Nest Hole

Male Northern Flicker working on a Redbellied Woodpecker's nest to make it his own.

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