Heron, Woodpecker & Hornets

Managed a couple of walks today, but not much to show for it. This morning started off with a Great Blue Heron.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

It was roosting in a conifer with its feathers all ruffled up.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

This juvenile Downy Woodpecker was the only other photo from the morning. On the shore bird front I did see some Western & Semipalmated Sandpipers, Dunlin, Killdeer, Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs and Dowitchers. None, however, were in decent locations for pictures.

Being such a nice day, I headed out again for a short walk early this evening. Still looking for song birds with the late day sun, it was pretty quiet again with no takers wanting to pose for the camera.

White-faced Hornet Nest
White-faced Hornet Nest

This White-faced Hornet nest was the only photo from this evening.