With the bottom of their acorn vault looking depleted a pair of Acorn Woodpeckers makes their way towards the top shelf of their tree. The first one confidently leading the way as if saying follow me. I love the colors and the button eyes of these guys.
I really don’t know how you could dress better than this?
A Northern Flicker adding a wonderful splash of color to a December afternoon.
or just sitting quietly brightening up the day.
Side note: It appears the flicker has the same frenemy as we do. This day the flicker landed within the territory of one very aggressive red squirrel who charged the flicker from a distance of at least ten feet forcing the Flicker to quickly take flight. The upside of the altercation was we got a nice view of those very colorful wing and tail feathers on the underside of the Flicker.
A young male Downey Headed Woodpecker learning the ropes on a local tree.