Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Skirmish at Shakespeare Garden

A Flicker-Starling rumble in the Garden 5/12/06
Photo by Cal Vornberger

Photographer and author Cal Vornberger [Birds of Central Park] was present at the Flicker-Starling battle in Shakespeare Garden last Friday. He has put together a remarkable but gruesome little slide show of the drama. Here it is, if you have the heart for it.

Meanwhile I've heard rumors that there's another flicker nest in another location where a different pair of flickers may have triumphed over the would-be usurpers. I'll keep you posted if I get more details. [And if the flickers really won. I promise I won't post another tale of disaster.]