Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oatka Creek Park • February 13

Pileated Woodpecker. It felt like an early spring evening today in Oatka. This Pileated Woodpecker was still out and excavating for food.

Pileated Woodpecker. This is probably one of the two females I have been photographing all winter.

Pileated Woodpecker. This bird seems healthy and well fed despite the hard winter we've had.

Moon. Early spring also brings some of the best time for planet watching as the zodiac is almost straight up and down from the western horizon now. This means that early evening objects are generally at their yearly highest out of the haze of the horizon.