I was out cleaning up a bit around my driveway and garage, a little while ago, when a Piliated Woodpecker flew into the wooded lot next door, loudly announcing his presence. And, of course, my camera was in the house. They are gorgeous birds and not seen too often. Oh, well!
As much as I love birds, they really aren’t the only thing in my life. However, they are important. Said driveway was getting quite cluttered because I have had “more important things to do” like chase birds. The exotics, like the woodpecker, are few and far between, but there are lots, and I mean lots, of Juncos, Song Sparrows, Chickadees, Red-wing Blackbirds, Robins, Starlings, Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Towhees, Mallards, and depending upon the season and location many, many more. Like a good Boy Scout, I need to be prepared and appreciate what I have.