Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sunny Day

The weather report isn't always correct. Today it kept predicting clouds and snow, even as the sky turned blue from horizon to horizon. That means warmth for outdoor activities, and good light for photography!

This American Goldfinch was eating seeds.



This was the first Northern Goshawk I've seen, and I just happened to have a camera.



The female Downy Woodpecker was seeking insects to eat, and a bit further down the trail a male was excavating a nesting cavity. Birds must be already thinking ahead to springtime. The Mallards were exhibiting their head-bobbing courtship rituals.



The Northern Flicker was seeking a meal as well.

1 comment:

Casbah Kitten said...

Wonderful photos! No sunshine here though....

I've got a dead tree right beside the house that's riddled with holes and I can hardly wait to see who nests in it! I'm betting on nuthatches.