I know it's a fuzzy shot (my camera's zoom is pathetic) but do any of you bird watchers know what kind of hawk this might be?
I see it floating through the yard now and then, and I caught the flash of its striped wings as it swooped up to this broken tree. I just happened to have the camera handy, but it was a long way off. So far, in fact, that after a while I wasn't sure whether I was seeing a bird or just a splintered end of the log.
I've seen a pilleated woodpecker in these lower woods too, only the second one I've ever seen. They're pretty impressive. So are the holes they're excavating in the trees down there. I'm not sure yet whether to love or hate those guys. Them and the deer.