Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WBW - Yosemite

I've been away for nearly 2 weeks and have lots of new birds to share.
We were in Disneyland then Yosemite for 4 days.
Birdwatching was not planned for the trip but of course I made it happen.

My first new bird was actually in Anaheim,
 I knew from it's mannerisms it was a flycatcher of some kind.
Here is a Black Pheobe!!

Then on our last day in Yosemite I finally captured the Acorn Woodpecker.
I'd been hearing them quite a bit then found a place where there were lots of photo ops.

The top bird was exhibiting alot of baby behavior.
They almost look like reflections don't they.

I didn't think I caught it in flight until I got home and began to look through all the pictures.
I had my camera on continuous mode most of the time
 so I didn't really always know exactly what I captured.

I honestly think I could have wandered this area all day and kept watching and taking pictures, these Acorns are a joy to watch!
I'll have more new birds to share in the weeks to come.



  1. Wonderful birds to see... many thanks for sharing.

  2. Great shots, Kristi! I love the Acorn Woodpecker! The coloration is very cool! Your flight photos are awesome!

  3. Those pictures are brilliant. I like the head popping out and the flying ones best. I got some pictures of our Great Spotted Woodpecker this morning before school for tomorrows blog. From Findlay

  4. Hi Kristi,
    Wow these photos are fantastic. I love woodpeckers they are beautiful birds and fascinating to me. I was sitting at a red light yesterday and a Hawk landed on the top of a power pole just across from my car and I kicked myself for not having my camera.

  5. Love these pics, Kristi. Sometimes birds can be shy around cameras, then sometimes they are such show-offs. These fellas seemed to be enjoying the attention!

  6. Great in flight shots of the Woodpecker.

  7. Great photos - especially the in-flight ones.

  8. Wow....just wow!!! And yes, those two DO look like it's a reflection.

  9. Wow, cool birds! the Acorn Woodie is my favorite.

  10. Great shots! Nice flight captures of the woodpecker.

  11. Great shots - I saw my first (and to this time!) only Acorn Woodpeckers is Yosemite - what a stunning place. As you said you really could wander there for days!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Australia

  12. I'm not surprised you could stay there all day! Especially with shots like that to be had - fantastic!!

  13. Oh, I love those in flight! It's always nice to see what one got on the memory card afterwards!
    Greetings Pia

  14. These are so cool! I love the woodpecker and your shots are fantastic! Has National Geographic called you yet??????