Woodpecker dispute (Photo by Elena Gaillard)
Meanwhile, on the pond's shore directly below, a pair of Mallards was browsing. A second male flew in--and then scooted right back out. The male of the pair chased the interloper all around the pond, hanging onto his tail.
take that, you bounder!
Things were a little calmer away from the water. Singing was everywhere, as males advertised for mates. Passing migrants sang:
it's been a great Spring for Pine Warblers in the Park.
Resident birds sang as well, some not so musically,
whaddaya mean? I sound great!
while others seemed possessed by the spirit of Al Jolson.
I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles