I took the shots when I could get them. Risking patience would have risked the opportunity. Seeing another new visitor who I hope is actually a resident was another little thrill this week end. The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest North America Woodpecker and is the only one I had yet to spot on the farm that is native to this area.
Seeing the little juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker was just a hoot (pardon the mix of metaphors). So tiny and yet a hundred feet in the air on a swaying branch all by himself. A tiny package of amazement I thought. But the whole shoot had me wishing for a lens, a lens that would really get right up on them and capture their features...but I am still grateful to have captured these and hope you enjoy seeing them in their element.
The last shot of two of the Chows tickles me because they are always watching me take pictures of something else. I love them so.