Ready, Set, Go!

Usually when I am photographing birds, I can’t really get a good look at them.  They are far away, or shaded by branches, or it’s just too bright outside — when I get in and look at the pictures on my computer, I am often surprised by the birds’ actions.  A lot of the time they are “hopping” more than “flying.”

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The woodpecker in those pictures, I believe is a Downy with unusual coloring.