It may be hard to tell a downy from a hairy woodpecker, but there is no mistaking these guys!
It’s a fairly rare treat for a pileated woodpecker to come visit. Not only do they have a very distinctive red head, but they are much larger than our usual visitors. At one point, I could see him tearing pieces of this tree’s bark off and tossing it down to the ground! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a woodpecker do that before!
The beaks of redwing blackbirds have the most amazing shape! They are so long and pointy. Until we caught this one with his mouth open, though, I didn’t realize their beaks had a shape that makes me think of the nibs of calligraphy pens.
A couple of photos of our racoon visitors from the beginning of June. My husband was the only one up early enough to get these! Our previous photos posted where taken with his phone. These were taken using the DSLR we keep set up in our living room.
They are so round and fluffy looking! 😀
If these two have come back, it hasn’t been at a time anyone was around to see them.
We had another new visitor to our feeding station in the second half of May. It was another one of those “quick, get some pictures” moments, before it took off. I wasn’t able to get a very good look at it until the few photos we got were uploaded.
It’s hard to see enough details to be sure, but I think it might be a spotted towhee.