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Mt. Baldy in Southern California is a paradise for birds. This Acorn Woodpecker is one of HUNDREDS that I would sit and watch. They are clowns and extremely entertaining. I watched a pair of parents teaching their chicks to fly from branch to branch one morning.
THIS one was flitting around the area looking for food. A smart photographer who wants to shoot birds will equip him or her self with a supply of seeds and wild bird food to attract the birds and get your shot.
WHile I was composing the shot, S/He looked right at me, probably wanting another handful of food to be tossed into the clearing. I caught the shot, but I’ll claim no skill. Actually I WILL claim skill! LOL!!
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