Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mr. Handsome's Home Inspection

This specimen of dapperness, a male Northern Flicker, has been house-hunting with his lady friend for at least a week around Holy Names Academy's tree-rich lawn.

After drumming on a nearby chimney for a bit, he flew to the female, who was doing vigil at what must be a potential nest-site.  Below left he arrives and below right he dunks his head and eventually his whole self into the cavity, while she looks on from above.

Time will tell whether this site passes home inspection--I hope it does as this would provide Homo sapiens with an unobstructed view of the home as Colaptes aurati raise their young.

1 comment:

  1. Most excellent shots. Glad you caught them. Keep us informed on whether the Flicker Family manages to snag a homestead.