Sunday was wonderful, started with a beautiful sunrise, moved on to photos of a Pileated Woodpecker by late morning then a walk through the woods to the lake and a visit with Lois and ended with a surprise party for Karen in the evening. I guess that's it in a nutshell. There was some housework and putting away my bulk barn purchases, cooking supper in between all the excitement. I almost forgot a friend called me just before supper very excited because she thought she had a Northern Lapwing in her yard. She managed to get a couple of photos of him and upon further discussion and consultation with the bird book and internet we were sure that's what it was. Members of the Nova Scotia Bird Society confirmed her find. That was very cool as they are certainly not native here and must have flown off course with some of the bad weather lately.
I'm in the house vacuuming away when Larry distracts me and says the Pileated Woodpecker is in the apple tree bring my camera. Don't have to tell me twice. There goes the housework!
It was difficult getting good photos in the apple tree, but when she flew across the road to an old pine tree right near the ditch, it was fabulous!
I actually got right on the shoulder of the road and she went about her business hunting for food in the tree and ignoring me.
Guess that's it for now. Enjoy your day!