October 05, 2015

Enthusiasm.


Enthusiasm - intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval

We had a northern flicker take a bath earlier today.
He was very enthusiastic, splashing away with abandon.

Colaptes auratus

Like most woodpeckers, Northern Flickers drum on objects as a form of communication and territory defense. In such cases, the object is to make as loud a noise as possible, and that’s why woodpeckers sometimes drum on metal objects. One Northern Flicker in Wyoming could be heard drumming on an abandoned tractor from a half-mile away. -source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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