As I noted in a post at the beginning of the month this year has been a year of dramatic change in my life. The change began with my father's passing and every time I think that I am beginning to arrive at the new "normal" something else changes yet again. This has been a year of loss and at the same time a year of gain. It has been a time of renewing and repairing of old relationships and the building of new ones. In the midst of all of the change my wildlife photography has had to take a backseat.
While outdoor photography has taken on lesser roll in my life temporarily I still make time occasionally to enjoy to the peaceful solitude of daybreak on the water.
An hour spent one Sunday afternoon watching a pair of red-headed woodpeckers carry insects to their young was a special treat. I located this den tree last year and upon checking it this summer was elated to find that it housed not only the red-headed woodpeckers but a nest of yellow-shafted flickers as well.