Some Little Birds
Some you see or hear everyday, others harder to find. Here is a sample of a few woodpeckers, little brown jobs, migrants and backyard beauties.
I spent a good half hour watching these two Flickers chase one another around a set of about 6 trees. Luckily a few of those stops were in some nice light.
A few more warblers today, these ones on Dufferin Island on a cold but sunny morning.
Killdeer chick wandering across the beach pecking at anything that looks like it might be food.
Phainopepla on a palo verde checking me out.
There must have been 50 Bluejays down in Lyndeshores conservation area today...first time there in 4 years and the birds were out in force.
Beautiful red and black of a scarlet tanager against a background of apple blossoms
One of the most consistently vocal/noisy birds in spring the flickers are back building nests and competing for attention.
A nice pose, even light and few shadows.
juvenile eastern bluebird in some nice morning light.
Such a beautiful crest, so bright and red. Pileated Woodpecker searching for food at the bottom of a rather rotting old tree in the marshy parts of Lake Conestee Park.
Bit of a showoff with that beautiful backlit crest and all.
Morning shoot along the Cottonwood trail. The bluebirds come out just after the sun collecting bugs that seem to awaken around that time as well.
It's tough to find just the right size hole to fit an acorn.
taking the stuffing out of a cat tail.
Purple martin coming back to the nest with a present.
There are two hungry chicks waiting for this pileated woodpecker to come home for dinner
Spring is finally coming, budding trees and migrating birds....seems late but it is nice to finally see.
Pileated woodpecker delivering dinner to 2 very hungry mouths.