This female Red-bellied Woodpecker caught my eye, as she flew to a dead tree directly above me.
|Female Red-bellied Woodpecker|
|Red-bellied Woodpecker butt (and belly)|
This was not the only pecker demonstrating that the sap was clearly already rising. These two Hairy Woodpeckers were putting on a fascinating display for me today.
|Male Hairy Woodpeckers in territorial display|
|Male Hairy woodpeckers - Face off|
A few birds were seemingly going about their business, foraging and so forth, but I suspect that it only seemed like that because I don't know their behaviour well enough to spot any changes. I'll share a few photos anyway, because, well, I'm generous like that.
I'll probably get bored of seeing Bluebirds on a daily basis eventually, but right now it is hard to imagine ever seeing that flash of electric blue without my jaw dropping.
Another Brown Creeper was obliging enough to pose for some photos today. I described their call as like the tinkling of broken glass, and I think that is a good description of it, some of the time. Sometimes though, they make a call that reminds me of a mobile ringtone straight out of the 80s.
|Brown Creeper (honest)|