We have few bird photos today, and I importune readers to send me their good wildlife photos, as I’m running a bit low.
Reader Garry VanGelderen sent this photo and a caption:
Here is a female pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) on my suet feeding log.
Stephen Barnard sent this photo of a photos of a belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) some time ago
And from John Harshman:
On a recent trip to the Panoche Valley (a bit southeast of the Bay area), the most interesting bit was the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of wintering mountain bluebirds (Sialia currucoides). As these birds usually do, they were feeding on insects on the ground, often hovering at low altitude or perching on plant stems to spot the next meal. For every bird visible in the first two photos there are another 10 in the grass.