At about nine this morning I looked out at my birdfeeders to see two American Crows taking turns plucking the feathers off a dead male Red -bellied Woodpecker. I have had a male Red- bellied Woodpecker frequenting my suet feeder this winter. It was probably him. I don't think they killed the woodpecker because it seemed to be stiff as they were the plucking the feathers off. It must have died during the frigid night. One crow eventually flew off with the body.
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Burlington, VT 05408