Today, I really wanted to post a wildlife photo since I hadn’t in awhile. Easier said then done, as all the usual critters (rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and birds) seemed to have collectively decided to be uncooperative!
Lucky for me, this gal showed up!
Granted, she was very high up in one of the distant white pines, but the 600mm lens was already set up and the 1.4x teleconverter was on so I quickly maneuvered the camera to hone in on her and was able to get fairly close. (Even so, I had to crop the image a bit in post to achieve a better composition).
I suspected she was some sort of woodpecker and a quick internet search confirmed it. Yep, correct on the woodpecker species as this is a Northern Flicker. I’ve seen other woodpeckers in our area but the Northern Flicker is a first for me today. I hope she comes around again! 🙂