I was taking advantage of a beautiful fall day by taking some photographs of the local Downy Woodpeckers. The Downy Woodpeckers are so tolerant that you don’t need to hide from them when taking their photo – you can practically walk right up to them. And with a long lens, you actually need to back up!! So while photographing the Downy Woodpeckers in the back yard, I heard a different “chip” note, which I knew to be a thrush. I looked in the direction of the sound, and standing on the water bath taking a drink is a migrant Hermit Thrush.
Here I am, completely out in the open and the Hermit Thrush decides to stop by and take a drink. Slowly I turn the camera to hopefully get a photo before the thrush continues on his way south. The photo reveals a fun juxtaposition between a bird statue and the real thing!!
And here’s a photo of one of the friendly Downy Woodpeckers surrounded in the colors of fall!