I didn't expect to see much birdlife on our Winter trip to Yosemite.
Crows of course are always around.
Can you find the little American Dipper? I was surprised to see it in the cold water of the Merced River this time of year.
I have only caught glimpses of a pileated woodpecker in the past. This guy was hard at work, drilling a hole in a branch. He paid us no attention. Not a great shot but since it is my first of this species, I'll keep it until I can get a better one.
I though I was photographing a group of Mallards in the river. There were Mallards but I didn't realize that some were Wood Ducks until I downloaded the images. I also had a brief view of a rock wren and other birds were twittering out of view. I have never found Yosemite to be a great birding spot so I was pleased to see what I did.
See what birds others are finding at World Bird Wednesday, hosted for us by Springman.