All day yesterday and continuing today we have had 2 male flickers sitting in
either the large maple in our yard or other nearby trees (mainly the maple).
They are less than a foot apart and alternate between just sitting there and
bouncing, puffing their tails, and moving in the direction of the other (the
fencing :). Some of the time there has been an apparent female overhead or
nearby who occasionally calls. My guess is some type of mating
competition/ritual or a territory disagreement . Anyone have a better idea?
It's amazing to watch in any case!