W^2 – bird of the year

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, May 5, 2021

I have been looking for one these woodpeckers for over two years. Last fall I saw one, but by the time I had trained my camera it was gone. Two weeks ago, at the lake I spied one along the lane picking through a log on the ground and then saw another on a tree. I didn’t have my camera, but I was able to capture both with my phone camera. The following Sunday I recorded the video below as a pair of them worked the forest in search of food. it is the ABA Bird of the Year for 2021!

It made my weekend and I keep Making the Days Count, one day at a time.

What made your weekend?

3 thoughts on “W^2 – bird of the year

  1. Aren’t they just the coolest birds? I have seen a few of them, particularly at Kensington. Though this spring I saw one fly through a neighbor’s yard. I have not succeeded in getting good images of them, but it sure is fun trying!

  2. Made my lunch pause! Had two green ones in my garden in France – their skills made my head spin…. my Sunday always consists of going to church, playing the Cello in our reduced orchestra, either having drinks and talks with friends, a leisurely lunch at a time when , the cook, am ready and, because of a stressful week and cold weather, a short lie down…. nothing exciting but oh so just right.

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