Red-naped Sapsucker

It was one of those days days where you can hear the pecking from afar. A noise from high atop the trees peaking your curiosity as to who is up there. A Downy, a Hairy?

On this afternoon it was an unexpected visitor a handsome Red-naped Sapsucker. While not extremely uncommon they are a species we only see a few times a year which made all that neck-craning and staring into the sun all the more worthwhile.

Lost and found

Finding our way along the trail to lost lake and beyond on a winter day with the sun shining strong.

Light filers through the forest and although winter is passing the shadows are still long.

Bison forage and animals silently roam.

Hope you have some time to enjoy outdoors this weekend.