Today’s walk was not providing much on the photo front. It was not until the end that that the sound of a woodpecker got my attention. I located the source, a Downy Woodpecker, but initially it was tucked away inside the tree and obscured by branches. After changing my position several times and waiting a short while,
… the Downy Woodpecker finally presented itself nicely on a branch.
Christmas Eve this year fell on a Sunday and my usual afternoon to volunteer at Reifel. There was not much of a crowd and it was fairly quiet on the birding front as well. Fortunately some of the regulars were cooperating.
Such as this House Finch,
… and Purple Finch. Later in the day while trying to track down a woodpecker I could hear drumming on a tree,
… this Brown Creeper made a brief appearance next to me. And to finish the day of was the source of the drumming,