I think this was probably the same woodpecker I had seen and tried to photograph earlier. Here I was laying down on a gravel bed relaxing and the woodpecker flew up to this perch where it sat for a few seconds. I did not have enough time to get my camera out and take a picture at first, but fortunately it came back and I was ready. Even so, it was little far away for a good picture of the bird without a longer lens.
Location: Indian River, Sitka, Alaska
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Journal: 24-30 May 2001: A Short Trip to Sitka