Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice were calling back and forth in the empty woods, hopping from branch to branch, foraging from tree to tree. I could also hear a White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker...then a Northern Flicker, and what do you think he was doing? ...eating berries, of course! Those Flickers are berry-eating maniacs.
|Even though these berries are invasive Asian Honeysuckle and don't offer the nutrition of other native berries, the birds don't care. To them, they are red, and they taste good.|
...I always love the over-the-shoulder-backward-glancing shots.
Basically, "I see you, I hear you, I don't care that you're there, but take one step toward my berries..."
The last time I posted a Northern Flicker he was munching on Poison Ivy berries on the Little Miami Trail. This time, further up the river at Fort Ancient, he was devouring horribly invasive Asian Bush Honeysuckle berries, but he can't help himself. He's just looking for the sugar, which I can totally understand! :-)