I am told this guy won't be found down in the middle of Michigan where I live, so after seeing one in a nearby tree, I pulled up an image on my ipad to draw and preserve the memory. The one I saw was not in a birch tree, but I gave into a fascination with birchbark and transplanted him. Hopefully no birdwatcher will see my blog and question the authenticy of his perch.
What I didn't capture was the amazing size of this bird ... Think the size of a large squirrel or small rabbit!
Wish I had a red pencil to capture the striking red headband .
Once again I am blogging from my ipad , with a photo emailed ipod to ipad so the size of this image is probably quite small. Considering how un-technological I am, it is a wonder that this post will go up at all!