That is sooooo sweeet, and soooo coool, Judith! Thank you for sharing! I have never seen that particular behavior, but I have witnessed what I think may be interspecies cooperation between birds a few times. Not only with mob behavior around cats in my urban backyard, but also I once saw a Pileated woodpecker fly directly into where a Hairy woodpecker nest. It was there momentarily and then left quickly. I had the feeling it was serving as an "auntie" who was "checking" on the eggs or babies to see how they were doing (I can't remember if they had hatched yet or not).
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