A few more from my Saturday trip to Old Santee Canal Park.
I hesitate to post the above photo not because I think it is not a good shot but because how similar it was to Bill Biard's shot that he posted here. His is a shot I love. It was not until I got back to the house and started looking at the images did it click .
Back to the park. Instead of walking my normal route I decided to walk back to the main building to see what was around it. Well I was not disappointed. I got to see one of the small woodpeckers (that I have a hard time with the ID of.). It was one of two species either a Hairy or Downy. Anywho I decided to grab some shots then I could send the images from the camera to the phone to see what it was.
Downy is what Merlin told it that it was . There are some subtle differences in the color of the two but the downy is a bit smaller and most importantly has a shorter bill. One day I will remember this maybe.
As I mentioned before I took a different route on this day mainly because well the days are shorter to owls become active much earlier and I wanted to leave myself time to check on two things. One the Otters and two see if I could spot the Owl based on where it is seen on a regular basis. No Owl but I did find a spot that I have overlooked for a long time now. It is an observation point that is at an elevated position on the side of a hill. This puts me much higher up regarding the trees that are downhill. Why does this matter you may ask. Well for those LBB (little brown birds) I can get much closer to their height without scaling a tree.
This guy is very abundant this time of the year. It is a Yellow Rumped Warbler .
You can see why it is called this in the photo that is above. Now that the trees are loosing/lost a large part of their leaves this will make this an ideal spot for me to go sit and see what I can both see and photograph. Hopefully with a bit of Patience, Persistence, and Practice I can get some great shots of those annoying but beautiful little feathered friends. Maybe throw in a dash of luck for good measure.