Joined: Jan. 2006
The woodpeckers are not shy this morning. In the last hour or so, I've heard through my window the calls of a Red Bellied, a Northern Flicker, and a Pileated.
I listened to the Plileated pecking for a while, matched the sound on the Cornell Ornithology site, then got out the 10X50s and crept to the window for a look. I located the general area way up on a pine tree along the back tree line, but he was behind a bough and all I could get was little pieces of him. Then a little flash of movement caught my eye just to the left, so I moved the field of view a little to see what it was.
There on the trunk of an adjacent tree was a perfect shadow of him in the morning sun, and I watched him pecking around for a little while, in shadow. I really wish I had a nice long-lens SLR. The shot would have been beautiful.
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
I think I might love you. Don't tell Deadman -Wolfhound