Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More Lewis' Woodpecker

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Here are a few more images from our Lewis' woodpecker expeditions. We spent about an hour and a half with the colony this morning and confirmed beyond a doubt that these birds rarely sit still for long. It was torture trying to digiscope them. By the time I'd spot one in perched in a spot where there weren't 2.5 million branches in the way, get my scope into position, grab the camera, and turn it on, zoom it to get rid of the vignetting, the bird would have flown to another location.

And still, it was a deeply fulfilling experience to spend some quality time with this unusual and uncommon species.


On November 22, 2006 at 10:32 PM Anonymous said...

way to go, B.

On November 23, 2006 at 9:06 AM Rondeau Ric said...

Sometimes it's easier to take pics of the other birdwatchers.
Adds perspective, yah, that's it, perspective.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

On November 24, 2006 at 8:00 PM Mon@rch said...

These are wonderful Bill! Such amazing colors!

On November 27, 2006 at 9:46 AM dguzman said...

That last photo is awesome!