Osprey on a grey day.
A well stocked Acorn Woodpecker granary.
Doing what they do best in the hills above Saratoga, CA.
I love Acorn Woodpeckers. Maybe it’s their clown-like raucous character or their striking plumage – whatever it is they always delight me. This female decided to hawk insects above my head for a few minutes and it was amazing to watch her pick nearly invisible bugs from the air.
Above, she has just snapped up a bug and is about to return to her perch.
It can be hard to detect their grace unless you slow them down or freeze a moment in time.
An Acorn Woodpecker in the drizzle, backed by the splendor of Yosemite Falls.
An Acorn Woodpecker hawking insects above the valley floor in Yosemite.