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Birds Are Wildlife

Neighbors Are Quiet Drama

A tale of two Whistling-Ducks, a Starling family, and a Red-Headed Woodpecker in southeast Louisiana

2 Whistling Ducks, A Starling Nest, and a Not-as-Sneaky-as-it-thinks Red-Headed Woodpecker on the old dead tree
The players in the drama from the left: European Starling, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Red-Headed Woodpecker / Photo by the Author

A couple of Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks have been visiting the dead tree a bit after sunrise each morning. It’s the tree the Red-Bellied Woodpeckers nested in earlier in the the season, but now…



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