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







Saturday, August 6, 2011

Almost Left Behind~

About a month ago, I shared images of a pair of Yellow-Shafted Flickers,

during copulation season. Most of the young had fledged, leaving two still

in the nest hole as of a week ago this past Wednesday afternoon. The hole

is on the hottest part of the tree, where 90 degree temperatures have made

everyone miserable the past two weeks, including the wildlife.

Yellow-Shafted Flickers are known for their dueling during courtship.

The guy on the top in first image, kept grabbing it's chum by the beak over and over again,

but the mate did not seem to upset. They were hungry and they really

wanted a meal to be presented and the meal was slow in coming. Once

it arrived then things quieted down a bit...until Thursday, and then things got

really, really bad for the next five, very long days. More about that

tomorrow~



















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