. Today was a pilgrimage to Hamlin Beach State Park to look at the Red-headed Woodpeckers. This one seems to be staking out parking area 1 as its territory!
. There were many other kinds of birds here, too. This appears to be a popular bird perch.
. No, we didn't take the blue trail today, despite the invitation!
. This bird is covering something very important. The next picture reveals the secret.
. Its nest! Here is the other member of the nesting pair.
. Yanty Creek Nature Trail, which is part of the state park, seems to be a highly preferred habitat for this species. They were everywhere! This is the male.
. And here is the female.
. Being on the Lake Ontario shore, water birds of all kinds abounded.
Bald Eagle. This immature Bald Eagle put the fear in the large flocks of water birds, causing hundreds of them to rise as one to get out of the way.