The past few weeks the rain in rainforest has been a constant in Hot Springs National Park. Wave after wave of lightning and thunder storms has kept us off the trails. Light fog and drizzle offered us a perfect opportunity to finally get out for a morning hike.
I was photographing colorful fungi (saving for another blog) when from the corner of my eye I glimpsed two large birds lift off from the trail. Turning slowly I was surprised to see a small Pileated Woodpecker sitting on the trail splashing in a puddle created by storm runoff. Not quite Juvenile and closer to being a chick it was enjoying an impromptu bath. This was a wonderful unexpected sight in the early light.
Love to ALL,