It’s that time of year again. We have tiny squirrels who are apparently starving, even though there are literally piles of huge acorns all over the woods. We must have a more interesting menu. And baby birds. We have a lot of tiny finches, miniature sparrows … and half a dozen young woodpeckers. You can still see their fluffy baby feathers sticking up and bits of brown fledgling feathers mixed with the black and white they normally wear. I got some pictures of two of them on one feeder. It looked like they were playing “king of the mountain,” but neither of them seemed willing to move. All the other birds head for the black sunflower seeds, but the woodpeckers love the other food which has bits of fruit in it.
All those striped feathers! Hard to tell where feathers end and birds begin!
I’ve got many more photographs to process. I’ll get to them. It takes time and there never seems to be enough of it. It took more time than usual because this was a new lens and I was so excited about using it, I forgot to set it properly and all the pictures looked like midnight. I couldn’t even see what the picture looked like until I lightened it. “Manual” as a setting doesn’t work well by accident!