(we didn't either)
Allie: Oh Mother, I'd dearly love to give our visitor a high five - do you think he'd mind?
Uh, yeah. Probably....
Look! It's a woodpecker! Mother heard it knock-knock-kocing on a dead branch up in our huge oak tree. Waaaay up.
As in, with her normal zoom lens, this was as close as she could get to it, while fully zoomed in. He's circled in red, and you can see by the long rectangle we've highlighted, this guy's been busy drilling! Mommy wanted to play connect-the-dots with the photo!
So she ran inside and grabbed her manual 200mm prime lens (no autofocus, eep!).
He's really good at camoflage, isn't he?
Allie thinks he looks delecta--- uh, very nice.
And in this last photo you can see the top of his red head!
(Or were there two woodpeckers?? These were taken about half an hour apart, in two 'sessions'.
Mommy set her shutter way fast to remove any shaking, but they're still a tad blurry, and she wasn't about to run in and get the tripod for fear he'd leave!)