It was like a fern, was curious if it was different then the other one.
It looks like a fern, but it is not
Unfazed by my presence, (s)he was.
This bird was digging into eroding soil, on a slope, beneath a tree root system, with repetitive pecks while its mate (or what i presume to be its mate) watched above in the tree.
Sequoia sempervirens Coast redwood growing in Lake Forest Park, Washington. I noticed this tree on one of my frequent walking routes, I must have walked past it hundreds of times without paying attention.
This tree is well outside it's natural range (California coast) but it seems to be doing well.
This Western White Pine Pinus monticola is near my house. It has been diseased for several years and now is starting to be a hazard. I'll be sad to see it go, it is probably older than me.
I am not sure what killed it, I know one common disease is white pine blister rust.
In helicopter flying Southwest
Chasing jay flying south -2
Flying south chased by 2 house sparrows -1
Flying north at eye level -1
Pecking on roof -1
Flying north -1
Flying north - 6
In seaplane - flying east to southwest 1/2 block away
In seaplane flying east to southwest - directly overhead
Flying north - 1
Jumping around thru a few different trees...-1
Barking on power pole...made eye contact for about 10 mins - no clean/legal shot - 1
Black rat from ground to to powerline bear in south - 1
Flying west to east - 4
One in tree to north