Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

At first two males taking part in the duel, and then a third one joined in~

It is that time of year when the Yellow-Shafted Flickers put on their show of dueling, though, it is a very nice one gets hurt, just chased off eventually. In the meantime, there were at first two males taking part in the duel, and then a third one joined in. One of the males even kept going to the entry way of what shall hopefully become the nest cavity and kept a watch check on it as the other two would duel a bit and then he would join in once again...


  1. Wow Mary, these are breathtaking pictures... What a wonderful set... That's definitively a bird i have to see once in my life!! What a gorgeous species!

  2. Their behavior is beautifully captured in this series...Thomas

  3. A great photographic record there Mary. I'll bet the noise of the squabbling was pretty memorable too?


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