Dead bird 😦 

Trash kills. A dead Pileated Woodpecker hangs from fishing line that was tangled in a low branch overhanging a river.

As a person with a single user instance, I wish I could follow other instance's public timelines and have them show up in my unused "local" tab.

More fall wildflowers. Getting into makes me want to know the names of everything in the forest.

Female Downy Woodpecker looking for a snack. They use the stiff feathers in their tails as a third leg to provide support when pecking.

I also found out I was using a very old version of , so I got updated to the latest. The "denoise (profiled)" filter has settings for my specific camera and works way better than the "denoise (non-local means)" filter I was using before.

I got some photo editing pointers the other day and took another pass at the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in the rain photo from the other day. Got the noise reduced, and enhanced the rainbow on its head.

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Edit: oops, I deleted & redrafted the wrong toot on accident. Here's the original hummingbird photo

This tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird caught in the rain makes me smile.

A Great Crested Flycatcher peering down for a snack. It stayed near this branch for a while, flying out to snatch a bug then quickly returning.

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