Thanks to all those that responded to post.  

It appears that it is some type of mating dance.  

However it seems a little early for all the hubbub of mating rituals. Unless they know something we don't.  It made a whopping 19 degrees and still 14 inches of snow on the ground, up here.

Will continue to watch as spring nears.

Terry McNeely
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