Germany… again!

Some of you might have guessed from my latest Feathers on Friday that I’m going to be doing some traveling.

I’m headed to Germany in March for a month, accompanying my grandmother to visit family for Easter, since she doesn’t want to travel alone. I volunteered to go along to help out, and selfishly to do some birding and photography too.

I’m bringing my iPad and SD card adapter so I can upload my photos and hopefully write a couple posts about the trip while I’m in Europe. I’m going to post a photo a day to my Instagram account (my user name is (prairiebirder) if you’re interested in following my daily adventures.

Here’s the photo from the FoF post. The bird is a Great Spotted Woodpecker that was outside my aunt’s kitchen window Germany last January,

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Auf wiedersehen!

Feathers on Friday

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I have some very exciting news to share and I’m going to post about soon! In the meantime, here’s a photo to give you a little hint,

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Keeping with the Banff theme — after my parents and I drove back to Banff from Lake Louise, we met up with local birder Neil (father of Bird Boy) who was kind enough to take a very late and long lunch to show me around the area.

I was hoping to see an American Three-toed Woodpecker on our trip and Neil was able to locate two on our walk! We watched the woodpeckers for a while then went off to find a Townsend’s Solitaire that never showed.

Thank you again, Neil, for your time and for showing me around and finding a lifer for me.

A male American Three-toed Woodpecker,

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Nikon D610, handheld, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 3200, Nikkor 200-500mm, natural light

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Nikon D610, handheld, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 3200, Nikkor 200-500mm, natural light

Nikon D610, handheld, f5.6, 1/500, ISO 2500, Nikkor 200-500mm, natural light

Nikon D610, handheld, f5.6, 1/500, ISO 2500, Nikkor 200-500mm, natural light

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Feathers on Friday

If you would like to join me for my Feathers on Friday meme, please put the link to your blog post in the comments and I’ll add the link to my post.

Here’s a Great Spotted Woodpecker in snowy Germany from January 2015,

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More Feathers on Friday Posts:

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