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Beating the heck out of branch
KC Foggin

Beating the heck out of branch (Melanerpes carolinus)

Usually these guys will do that to round up the young ones but It's a bit early for that so I'm wondering if it is his way of attracting a female. He wound up breaking the branch it is on.
Myrtle Beach SC
Date taken
April, 2017
Scientific name
Melanerpes carolinus
Equipment used
Nikon D90, SIGMA 80-400/4.5-5.6 DG OS NIKON AF. hand held
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What a cracking picture and tale too KC. It seems like he's found himself a great 'sounding board' LOL

What a great job you've don't here lassie - very well done.
A great capture KC. And an interesting narrative about the strange behaviour!
Wow KC! A stunning close-up of this gorgeous fella and a most interesting narrative! Many thanks for sharing Girl!


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