March 21, 2017

When I let dog into the back yard this afternoon, I could hear a Pileated Woodpecker calling in the woods behind our house.  I spotted him climbing fast up a pine tree–too far back in the woods to photograph.  The usuals showed up:  a Gray Catbird, the Hermit Thrush, Mourning Doves, Carolina Wrens, a Downy Woodpecker, a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, several American Goldfinches.  One of the American Goldfinches was drinking at the edge of the bubbler, and then decided to hover above the bubbling water to drink.  Wish I’d had my camera ready!  Here are the day’s portraits:

Red-bellied Woodpecker

American Goldfinch