Creature Feature 2015 #1

This past Wednesday it hit 80F degrees, leaving little doubt as to where I needed to be.
The warm, sunny day brought out the turtles:

while a hawk (a Cooper’s Hawk, I think), stopped by overhead:

I was looking for a way past some beaver-works when I heard a distinct tapping noise.

I knew right away the sound had to be a woodpecker, in this case, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. She seemed quite content to go on picking at the tree while I watched and took pictures.

Of course, as is typical for this area, today the temperatures sank throughout the day towards 40F with light on-and-off rain.

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