A male belted kingfisher with a FISH in his beak!
A tree full of burls! I can't wait to see how this tree handles all that infection. Imagine how much money all those burls will be worth when they are big.
Blogger wouldn't let me add all the photos I wanted, so I will put them in with Picasa later. But in this tree, I saw my life Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. (Go ahead and run with that one, Jim)
In this picture, you can see the drill holes made by the sapsucker. The bird was pretty far up in the tree, and I wouldn't have even noticed it if it hadn't been calling. I froze and trained my bins straight up...almost falling backwards in the process.
This is the backwater of the estuary. So peaceful and lovely. I can't wait for spring, to come back here and see all the bird fallout in this tiny corner of Ohio.