Showdown at Cooper's Pond|
between a Red-Bellied Woodpecker
and a Chipmunk
Given the speed and the in-your-face behavior of a chipmunk, I would have expected a relatively small bird, such as a red-bellied woodpecker to give way to a chipmunk.
The reversed occurred.
Thus, enter the chipmunk while the red-bellied woodpecker was selecting food.
|The red-bellied woodpecker immediately assumed an action-threat posture.|
|A microsecond later, the chipmunk fled for its life and . . .|
|. . . left the woodpecker victorious.|
It's difficult to anticipate animal behavior.
Photo note: I used a Pentax K3, with the SMC-DA* 60-250mm lens for these photos.
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