• Woodpeckers, big & small

    That’s a downy, I think, and this big gal is a Northern flicker. Note the stiff-tail feathers deal they both do. You can spot woodpeckers feeding by the angle.

  • Backyard Birding

    A surprisingly confrontational sparrow. You can have a lot of fun with a long lens & a bag of birdseed. Most of the passerines I’ve photographed have been here, right outside my back window or here, on a feeder just above it. Those are a towhee & a red-breasted nuthatch, btw.

  • Western Scrub Jay

    Rare around here. Starlingly blue. Here’s another shot: