I’m still working through the thousands of images from the 3-day bird photography workshop I attended in Alamo, Texas a couple of weeks ago, and found this series of interactions between a Golden-fronted Woodpecker and a Red-winged Blackbird. No one can say those blackbirds aren’t feisty, pesky, and challenging.
the initial face-off — innocent bystander in the background looks on
the initial attack, blackbird pecks at woodpecker
woodpecker retaliates, but the blackbird won’t back down
trying the overhead threat approach
okay, maybe it works better from this angle instead
Success! Annoy the woodpecker enough and it finally leaves