Thursday, May 5, 2011
Battling Woodpeckers 2
These birds flew away from the walking trail about twenty feet to this tree where they continued their fight. They chased each other around this tree back and forth. The pictures were very hard for me to get because I was looking right into the Sun. It needed to be done because this was a very exciting event.
There are woodpeckers all over this forest, and they all have homes all through here too. It may have been a dispute over territory. I've read that even males and females will fight over food, even when there's plenty. These appear to be both female.
I began to suspect that maybe the birds were hiding from the hawk instead of fighting, but then I remembered their fight in the air when I first saw them. The hawk was circling very close now to this small forest. The birds quickly disappeared, and I had more adventures to discover. I wondered what I might see next.
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