Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Frantic Flights

After a quiet three weeks, my yard exploded on Monday with feathered family groups!  Nuthatch fledglings bursting upwards after a parent, like a tornado of leaves on a blustery autumn afternoon.  Chipping sparrows had another brood and they were non stop noise all day!  Eastern Phoebe fledglings were out and about, practicing their bug catching skills.  With all the activity, I was only able to capture this guess is Red-bellied Woodpecker, but I am not sure.  The sun was too bright so the exposure is terrible, but his posture on the branch startled me.  Quite possibly he was drying off after a visit to the birdbath.

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