Winter is the perfect time to chase the birds with my camera. They can't hide behind the leaves and they are all too eager to get to the feeders. I also love it in early spring when the buds have emerged. It makes a beautiful backdrop for bird photos.
I have been chasing this little woodpecker for a couple of days now. I finally got a shot of him, but I will keep trying for a better one.
You might remember how much I loved the hawks that visited my old house. I had one crazy Coop who would let me practically walk up to him. I was so excited the day we were over here cleaning and getting ready to move in the new house. I saw a hawk in the back tree. He is around frequently, but unfortunately I rarely get close to him because he is harrassed and run off by the giant crows. They dive at him and nip at his wings. While I was chasing the bluejays today, I heard a racket and looked up to see this overhead: