Birding in Alabama

I love birding...seriously love it.  My problem is that I can't afford a nice 400mm lens, so I have to make due with my Nikon 70-300mm VR lens.  It does the job, but I end up cropping a great deal.  These are the times that a solid 21 megapixels would come in handy!

I went for a hike through Hayes Nature Preserve with my mom last weekend on an especially beautiful day and came across my first Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (that I've photographed at least).  Looking through the viewfinder and seeing the distinctive black stripes across his eyes, I instantly assumed he was a Downy Woodpecker.  It wasn't until I got home and uploaded the photos that I noticed the red on his head and under his bill.  I was stumped for a bit, but thanks to Mr. Google, I realized he was a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.

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