Crazy finch day(Part 1)


Downy/Hairy Woodpeckers Copulating

I was able to witness a pair of Downy/Hairy Woodpeckers copulating. I’m unsure of where they nested or if they had any successful broods. Sorry for the bad photo quality.
Photos taken on April 13, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Nests, Nests, Nests

I have been visiting Ballston Creek Preserve now for weeks…it started with lots of Heron nests and now there are so many babies. There was a Great Horned Owl and baby who fledged after my second visit. The Osprey sit high above and call out their warning sign as I get to the end of the path – no babies there yet. The Hairy Woodpecker I just happened upon while watching the others. Whoever says you have to go far from home to see beauty? All this in one spot! Totally enchanting!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology