Some mushrooms from my birding walk this morning. Turkey Tail and some other kind. It was bitter cold, and not many birds were out because I went out late. I did get a few minutes with a Pileated Woodpecker before it spotted me and hid.

There's always something interesting out in the woods.

We're getting the first big snow of the season, and I'm trying to keep the birds fed. There's Dark-eyed Juncos, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, Downy Woodpeckers, Carolina Wrens and Mourning Doves, all having a snack.

Was a bit sad to see they cleared some forest to build an archery range.

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Had a great birding walk this morning. Saw some Rusty Blackbirds for the first time. Also saw a Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Belted Kingfisher. Here's some mushrooms and berries from the walk.

Eastern Phoebe, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2021-04-01

You can tell these apart from other flycatchers by the characteristic way they constantly bob their tail up and down.

American Kestrel, Louisville, Kentucky, 2021-03-14

It was super far away, so this was the best photo I could get.

I saw some cool ducks at the park today. A pair of lifer Green-winged Teals. A pair of Northern Shovelers, a dozen Gadwall, and a dozen Mallards. Unfortunately I couldn't bring my camera because I'm not allowed to lift anything heavy for the next couple weeks.

Today my friend Colton and I made a tiny rogue-like where you play as a ghost helping other ghosts attain peace so their spirits can rest.

We made it in 6 hours for a Halloween-themed Spooky Game Jam that my friends run every year.

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Personal instance for myself.