Flicker fight!

Flicker fight!

Two northern flickers battle in Colorado. (© Tony's Takes)
Two northern flickers battle in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

Two male Northern Flickers settle their differences with an all out battle. This was actually a pretty darned crazy scene to witness. One landed on a nearby log, then the second came. Both started flaring their tails and raising their heads and then the fight was on. In the air, on the ground, they went at each other hard!

Pretty crazy stuff – never seen that before. These woodpeckers can be found across much of the contiguous 48 United States. For some folks, they can be quite the pest as they hammer away at trees, house siding and chimneys.

Taken along the South Platte River north of Denver, Colorado. Scroll down to view the complete series.

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