This little Black-capped Chickadee startled from the shutter noise, but stayed put and sorted through seeds. I loved the sense of motion in some parts, while the rest was stilled.
Beauty (yes, I call her Beauty) is still coming to the deck every day. She is remarkably tolerant of me, even when I’m aiming loud shutter noise at her through an open window, roughly 9 feet away from her. Melanerpes carolinus, female Red-bellied Woodpecker.
2015, cold and snowing. Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Bluejay, and Sparrow.
Whatever this time of year means to you, whether it’s White Wine in the Sun or Mulled Wine in Snow, whatever mythology you may (or may not) subscribe to, I hope for all, at this year’s end, the warmth of care, kindness, security and peace, and that those things carry on into the next year, and all those years after that. A Very Merry to one and all.
A male Downy Woodpecker enjoys some suet in the sun before being chased off by the female Downy Woodpecker that was behind him, on one of the pines. (She chased him off right after the shutter click!)