So, I was talking to my buddy Jim on the phone the other day and lamenting the abysmal quality of my nature photography. He seemed pretty distracted, which probably meant he was in the editing room or something, but I have to admit to being slightly hacked off at his apparent lack of interest in my problem. Well, perhaps I was too hard on the guy, because when I came home from work yesterday I found a package on the doorstep. Boy was I surprised to discover that ol' Jimmy had sent me one of his spares! Now, thanks to technology (and the filmmaking savvy of my sometimes-pregnant wife), you can watch our videos in stunning SUPER HIGH DEFINITION:
This immature red-bellied woodpecker, whose youthful exuberance is captured here in crisp, clear HD imagery, has been picking at a luscious cake of nuts and seeds for the past several days. Note the head, conspicuously lacking the trademark red cap it will develop in maturity, and the sheen of wide-eyed curiosity as first a moth and then a house finch zip by.
Ah, enjoy these moments, innocent fledgling, and a word of advice: the squirrels are watching, so feast, feast while you can!*
*Too late. They got it