It seems to be feast or famine for spotting birds here this summer. Most of the songbirds are high in the trees and the water birds, while my favorites to view and rarely tire of, do get redundant!
But today I had to lead with Harry North.
I wouldn't say he makes nightly appearances, but they are almost always at dusk. And always impressive.
This was the only shot I could get of a handsome woodpecker and it's a tad fuzzy. Pileated or red-bellied? I'm not sure. But he was lovely!
I did see a new-to-me gull on the lake with a very speckled appearance.
He seemed to like where he was sitting, almost posing!
I need to check a bird book to see what kind of gull he is -- unless one of my more avid bird pals knows off the top of the head!
Also on tap was a rare sighting of our neighborhood eagle. I think there may be two (I'm not sure) but this fellow is definitely impressive. He has no scheduled timetable for flight so a photo is a bonus, even if it's as fuzzy as this one.
Of course the geese remain plentiful. So far, they seem to be keeping off my beach.
But they do love the neighbor's!
And then there are my friends, the Duckles. They are beautiful anytime, but no more so than at sunset.
Getting all my ducks in a row!
I leave you with another look at Harry North, as I was trying to sneak up on him!
And finally, my favorite view.
To be honest, it's my only view. But it's a good one!
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