This was an experience because I had never seen anything like it, I am sitting on my deck and I see this pecker pitch on the telephone pole, then he jumped onto this tree... I went oh crap now its attacking the nuthatch hole
It started ripping leaves / straw or whatever was in there out of the hole, then the 2 nuthatches came and were making quite the racket attacking the pecker trying to defend their territory, the pecker was none to bothered by it.
Then the really weird thing a robin came over and perched about 2 feet from the pecker on the same tree and just started squawking at it like crazy trying to help the nuthatches, then a chickadee flew over to watch all the commotion. After a minute or so of the robin screaming at it I guess the pecker had enough and flew off. I am assuming the nuthatches have babies or at least eggs in the tree but I didnt see or hear any of them.
I am not sure why the pecker did it, I am guessing it was looking for a nest of its own, I have not seen one around since the winter.
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