(Can you tell I'm bored out of my mind today??? Or maybe it is still the coffee issue...)
I NEED A BIRD EXPERT; LADDERBACK WOODPECKER I BELIEVE. Two males, facing each other, sitting on our chain link fence (slippery and cold). They started out at a distance of about 2' from each other. The smaller one started swinging his head back and forth, forming an arc, with the arc being at the bottom of the side to side swing. Then he would advance a little bit towards the other male. The other, bigger male was attempting to do the same thing but he wasn't as comfortable clinging to the slippery fence but he was still trying hard to do this motion. This continued for about 3 minutes before the smaller one got much closer to the bigger one and slipped and then they both flew off. Has anyone seen this behavior before? If so, any idea what it was. They didn't seem to be aggressive towards each other.
3 months ago