Ash-Throated Flycatcher

My good friend and photographer, Joe DiDonato, shared a couple of his bird photos the other day. He gave me permission to post them here. They are nice photos of an ash-throated fly catcher.

DSC07332 Joes ash-throated flycatcher

DSC07334 Joes ash-throated flycatcher

You can see more of Joe’s work on facebook. Here’s a link.

The Hairy Woodpecker

While hiking in springtime, I come across the hairy woodpecker often. It is easy to find them in the spring as they are often making their call, which is not really a call, it’s the sound of the bird beating its beak against hard wood.

Yesterday I came upon a hairy woodpecker doing his thing and I had my iPad mini with me. So I may a brief video to share. Here is the link. If you go to full screen mode, you’ll see him, but hearing him is the important part. One you’ve heard him, you’ll hear him again.

When I get a chance, I’ll add a close-up photo, but I can’t find one in my files. Funny how I see some birds a million times, but don’t take a photo.