In addition to our backyard birding, we go for walks as often as possible in the Washington Park Arboretum-three times in the past two weeks we've had barred owl sightings.
In an aging maple tree across the street from our house, we enjoyed watching a male pileated woodpecker at work. This bird kept three 2-year-olds enraptured for over an hour!
And yesterday, we had a downy woodpecker for the first time visit our suet offerings. I really love this time of year.
Photo credit: WhatBird.com