She saw a celebrity bird out at Tuttle Creek State Park -- it's Woody Woodpecker!
Yeah, OK. Just kidding - it's a Pileated Woodpecker! It's the best look Mom's gotten of one! They are large - 15.5 to over 19 inches long! Compare that to the other woodpecker Mom saw that day:
Downies are only 5.5 to 6.5 inches long! Equally cute, though!
One of the more cooperative birdies Mom ran into was this guy:
There are a lot of Bluebirds around:
They seem to like to hide behind tons of branches and vines.
This guy came out for a nice shot:
There are usually plenty of geese around:
And one of Mom's biggest birding thrills lately has been discovering this sweet mama on her nest:
|Great Horned Owl on her nest!|
Mom stayed on the road, by her vehicle to get the shots of her; she is very careful to practice good "nest etiquette", staying a respectful distance away, so she doesn't trouble the birds. (Also shot with fully extended 150-600mm lens, then photo cropped.)
Anyway, those are the latest bird highlights!
|"I hope you all feel nice and serene now!"|
"I sure do, Mags! Good job!"
Have a great Sunday - keep it serene!