Saturday, May 9, 2009

Woodpeckers (and More!)

I was out the door early this morning to take pictures and go yard saling. Mostly I just took pictures.

No picture trip this time of year would be complete without taking a few daisy pictures (usually on Barber Bridge Road). Below is my favorite of the day.

At the entrance of a new development on Old Stage Road, I saw this bird. I thought maybe a yellow-breasted chat, but now I don't think so.

Just down the road a bit farther on Old Stage, there is an area near the new bridge with a bunch of dead trees. Not too surprising, I saw a lot of woodpeckers there.

Now, I can't tell what the bird below is, but he was outside his nest hole then inside and then flying away. Look to your lower right in pic 2 below to see him flying upside down for a second.

When I drove up to the bridge and got out, these 2 ducks flew off. I guess they are ducks... They aren't mallards, and I'm not sure.

After a few minutes, one of them flew to a nearby tree limb where I was able to get a better picture.

This is a red-headed woodpecker at his nest hole.

And, this is a northern flickr. In picture 2 below, the male is on the right/top.

At a water spot in Fuquay, I saw the guy below which I believe is a great-crested flycatcher.

This northern cardinal was behind Clubworx in Fuquay.

So was this downy woodpecker.

All in all, it was a good bird watching and picture taking morning. I'm always happy to get pictures of birds I've never seen or shot pictures of before.

All the pics from today are here.

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