After my dental appointment on "sick time" so that my mouth numbness could subside in time and not during working, I took a slow walk around the Ravine and Midwood. I picked up seeing BLACK & WHITE WARBLER along the Midwood bridle trail, then the NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH ( also reported earlier by Mike Yuan) at the Lower Pool.Above Rocky Pass, a hard to see high up BLUE HEADED VIREO worked the blooming Red Maple.
An eventual stop at Ricks Place provided me some intrigue. One NORTHERN FLICKER chased another and on the branch above the bridle trail, the male did its thing, copulating a few times atop the female. It happened so fast , maybe two seconds tops. ( That's fast !)