While Broad-winged Hawks breed around my neck of the woods, I rarely see them outside of migration. I spied this bird perched on a wire last week. This bird was very near a spot where they used to nest. Not sure if it is a migrant or a local. Using the car as a blind, I snapped these quick shots out the car window.
The Red-headed Woodpecker!While hearing them up in the woods for most of the summer at East Fork, I have not payed much attention to their presence. This is because past experience with trying to see and or photograph them usually has proven to be very difficult. However, after other birders have spotted them moving around the trees near the lake, they have become very popular locally.
Yesterday, I decided to spend some time with them - just watching them and also attempting to get a somewhat OK picture of one. They are not the easiest of birds to photograph!
The birds have been very active and territorial, chasing almost everything out of their feeding territory. I have witnessed scuffles between them and Blue Jays, squirrels, and other red-headeds.