My photo of the day is a bit uncharacteristic for me. I have not been focusing much on taking photographs of wildlife this summer. The carriage road that travels around Witch Hole Pond is a nice 3+ mile loop that I enjoy walking in the early evening. I decided to bring both my Nikon and my Canon since I did not really have any expectations as to what type of photograph I might capture today. I was keeping myself open to all possibilities.
As I was walking along feeling less than inspired, I heard the distinct sound of a woodpecker busy at work. I stopped, listened and spotted not one but two Hairy Woodpeckers – a male and a female. I captured the photo of the female with my Canon – and yes, she was upside-down on the branch. I can’t say the photograph is as focused as I would have liked – but she was not posing for me! Then, I saw a flash of feathers as the male flew across my line of vision. I followed him to a near-by tree and took that picture with my Nikon. (My Canon battery died after I shot the female woodpecker – which seemed odd to me – hmmmmm) So, I had to crop the second photo to bring it in closer. Not the best pictures but I was happy to have captured them at all. Birds do not sit still!!