You can hear them long before you see one. The sound of a tree being chopped down. A Pileated Woodpecker on a dead branch is like a chain saw. Sometimes you can see the pieces of wood being tossed in the air.
My back fence is the start of a small pine forest. While it’s certainly not like a marsh/swamp for photography plenty of critters do live back there.
Not the right gear for these shots, but I didn’t expect to shoot these. The best camera is the one you have with you, or sitting on the porch.
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