It's a quiet grey morning here. Not rain grey, unfortunately, just grey. Mockingbirds and house finches are singing, doves are cooing, and I can hear three Gambrel's Quail calling back and forth to each other from nearby trees.
I went outside to try out a Canon PowerShot S2 IS camera and took these photos at full 12X zoom. This pair of Gila Woodpeckers were in the mesquite tree by the old play-yard.
I was concentrating on the male in the center of the photo when the female took off. I swung around and managed to get her just at the edge of the frame. It's fuzzy, but I was moving pretty quickly.
The enlargement's even fuzzier of course, but I thought it was worth posting because it shows a different flight perspective from the one I posted yesterday.