While I was talking to Mom on the phone this morning (fortunately using a Bluetooth!), this pileated woodpecker (crow-sized) landed in 1 of the 2 trees right up by the house, so I ran for the nearest camera and started snapping. Mom got a complete blow-by-blow as I was bird-chasing 😉
At times like this, I really appreciate the “Sports” mode that just keeps shooting for as long as you hold down on the button. I didn’t expect him to stick around as long as he did, but he (male has red mustashe which is visible in the head-on shot, female has black) went back and forth between the 2 trees several times, giving me a wonderful photo op.
As you may notice, there’s more snow, and judging from the forecasts, we’re not done yet. Sounds like great knitting & spinning weather!