Woodpecker love

photo by Ballard Avenue

It was so sweet. The boy woodpecker sitting on the street light was pecking away all morning long, pounding out a supremely funky "Get on up, get on the scene, I'm a avian sex machine!" Eventually a girl woodpecker landed on the wire above. She sang a sweet song back to him. With love so near, the boy woodpecker switched from James Brown to Jussi Björling, and answered her with his own love song. Not wishing to intrude, we left them as they were beginning to sing a duet...