This beautiful bird was sitting in a tree outside my office window. The Northern Flicker is a fairly large woodpecker and are quite common in our area. They have a very distinct "voice" and you can hear them from a fair distance away.
MyFavoriteHeron - my what skinny legs you have.
MyFavoriteHeron had a few visitors while resting on its perch.
I caught this photo of MyFavoriteHeron as it was taking off to fly away. I loved the feathers on its back. It is such an elegant bird.
Some of my favorite things to photograph are birds and animals, but in order to get close up shots of these animals it is sometimes necessary to use a longer lens. I recently acquired a Sigma 150-500 lens through Amazon and have been extremely happy with the results. Often a good, high quality lens will …