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May 25, 2009 09:00 |  #1

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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May 25, 2009 09:56 |  #2

It was looking for a snack, maybe some eggs or a little meat ball. Saw one two years ago do the same thing to a House Wren nest hole in a small tree, but it was too small and too deep for him to get anything. :)


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May 25, 2009 10:04 |  #3

so it will eat the eggs? make no wonder the poor little tits were screaming their heads off


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May 25, 2009 10:06 |  #4

Sure, it will eat anything it can get. Even the adult birds.

How did that custom function work on your lenses?


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May 25, 2009 10:15 |  #5

Great shot, he looks like a Punk ;)


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May 25, 2009 12:15 |  #6

canonloader wrote in post #7983827 (external link)
Sure, it will eat anything it can get. Even the adult birds.

How did that custom function work on your lenses?

works awesome !!! I am loving it, thanks for the tip :) I changed that and also setup the * button to do the focusing and I find it much better now

turns out they were not tits at all they were house wrens , I saw a tit looking in that hole a few weeks ago so i assumed thats what it was and I was not near

I have a small birdhouse on my deck now all of a sudden it looks like house wrens are moving in they have been building a nest there all day, I wonder if its the same ones from the tree and they are giving up, or preparing for the 2nd group

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May 25, 2009 12:22 |  #7

Let's hope they use it. The House Wren male will build 3 or 4 nests, then the female picks the one she wants to use and the others are abandoned. Hows that for picky? :)


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May 25, 2009 12:37 |  #8

Interesting story and very nice shots as well...


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May 25, 2009 12:41 |  #9

canonloader wrote in post #7984455 (external link)
Let's hope they use it. The House Wren male will build 3 or 4 nests, then the female picks the one she wants to use and the others are abandoned. Hows that for picky? :)

sounds about right based on my experiences :) hahaha


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May 25, 2009 12:41 |  #10

Stormin_24 wrote in post #7984542 (external link)
Interesting story and very nice shots as well...

thanks Norman


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May 25, 2009 14:42 as a reply to  @ tekkie's post |  #11

Great story, glad everything turned out ok...Jegg


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May 25, 2009 16:04 |  #12

Great shots and account of the action.


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May 25, 2009 17:10 |  #13

Love the woodpecker shot.


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May 25, 2009 20:24 |  #14

ok I was able to clean this up a bit and sharpen it

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May 26, 2009 04:15 |  #15

That is a nice shot.


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