A TOUCHING SCENE, BUT WHY? — Towheeblog

Posted: January 25, 2018 in Birds, Natural History
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1-20-18 I got this image of two Acorn Woodpeckers touching beaks. Was this an adult and young so long after breeding season? Was this some pre-courtship or pair bonding activity as it would be with ravens? I can find NO mention of such behavior in any of my references. Here is suggestion from Pamela […]

via A TOUCHING SCENE, BUT WHY? — Towheeblog

Fascinating when you see things like this. I saw these two Black-tailed Godwits ‘fencing’ last Autumn in Norfolk and still wonder whether that was courtship. Maybe that was the same as suggested here – that they were showing feeding capability.

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Black-tailed Godwits

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