Pied flycatcher attacks red squirrel, video

This video is about a red squirrel wanting to feed on a feeder peanut. A pied flycatcher then attacks it, as the bird thinks the squirrel is too close to its nestbox on a camping ground in Dalfsen in the Netherlands.

I think the feeder and the nestbox should not have been so close together.

Corry Zunnenberg made the video.

Some birds nest in cavities, and others prefer an open-cup nest. Even species that are closely related may have different strategies. But why? What makes some species nest one way and some species nest another? Read about the research of two Cornell doctoral students as they delve into the evolutionary history of the old world flycatchers to find an answer, and explore their data with interactive graphs.

16 thoughts on “Pied flycatcher attacks red squirrel, video

  1. Pingback: Gibraltar bird migration update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Rare Australian birds threatened by dogs | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Red squirrels on the Isles of Scilly | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Red squirrel feeding, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Squirrels in chicken coop, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Clever animals video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Red squirrel in autumn video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Marsh tit and bat share nestbox | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Dipper couple, red squirrel, black woodpecker | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Squirrel looks for nuts | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Red squirrel collects nesting material | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Red squirrel family video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Pied flycatchers in Devon, England | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: North American birds sleep in nestboxes in winter too | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: Red squirrels in garden | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: Red squirrel feeding during storm | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.