Black-backed Woodpecker - Picoides arcticus - Pic à dos noir
Our photography strategy in the Timmins 9 burn was to "high grade" our way through the many woodpeckers present in the charred forest. Birds that were high up tree trunks or obscured by branches were admired briefly and then left behind as we searched for more photogenic subjects. When we found eye level birds feeding on bare trunks we settled in to leisurely secure images.
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