Great weather and birds arrived for my birthday yesterday. The bald eagle above landed in our low-tide zone with a carcass in its talons as we ate our lunch out on the deck. A group of crows pestered him long enough to drive him off. A female hairy woodpecker (below) pounded the railing of our widow's walk looking for her lunch. As a gift Pamelia gave me a quick study she'd done that morning of a wood thrush (bottom); she intentionally made the reddish-brown a little redder for emphasis.