Pardon my french, I am not honoring the city in France, but rather a friend who just paid me an enormous compliment on this shot.
This fellow kinda got in my way as I was walking down the driveway trying to get a better angle on a Pileated Woodpecker. He must have been acting as a sentinel, either warning me away, or warning others as to my presence. He was loud and in my face with this manly pose!
It's early spring. By the beginning of May most of the local fauna come to learn that despite being a frequent nuisance I mean no harm, so this sort of thing usually subsides, so I gotta grab the shots while I can.