it was eating a acorn.
found this guy in a drainage ditch where there was still running water after last night's ice storm and freeze
Taken at long distance in poor light, but you can see that the bird is eating a crayfish by the claws.
At one point on the trail I had 4-5 Hermit Thrushes come in around me to take a look at me. They were making their tuck sound.
The photo is actually a very short movie clip on Flicker.
You will have to click the Flicker link to see the bird.
female, probably intergrade with Yellow-shafted. Uncommon for this area, but there are a few records of Red-shafted in Nacogdoches.
what a difference a couple days in Texas makes... a visitor to my back yard this morning
Diaethria anna "Mariposa 88"
Sometimes, when a bunch of dried up leaves break apart and fall, there is a surprise inside. I've been watching a bunch of leaves outside my living room window for a few weeks now. Today I realized what it was!
I know -terrible photo. Taken while zooming by in a boat.