I recently spent a bit of time sitting in a reasonably comfortable bird blind that one of the members of my local photo club constructed. It is a great way to get closeup photos of birds in the area and is an excellent resource.
Here are a few of my photos from my time in the bird blind. At the bottom of this post are two birds that I can’t identify (other than that one is some type of woodpecker). I’d appreciate any information anyone can provide about these “mystery” birds.
I don’t know if these are immature Blue jays but they don’t have the full-blown distinctive crest you typically associate with a Blue jay (the bird in the second photo may be developing that crest).
Male Downy Woodpecker (in the second photo it is getting a grub out of a tree branch)
Female Downy Woodpecker
Mystery Bird 2