Hairy Woodpecker cleans out a nest

woodpecker by marc sole

I’m excited to introduce Marc Sole as a new contributor to the Wellness Almanac with this photo, of a Hairy Woodpecker, taken May 13, cleaning out its nest cavity, because it took, as he says, “a lot of standing around waiting for a bird to pop out into the open.” Sole had been out almost two dozen times in Pemberton the past month and a half, and all he got that he’s happy with are three shots.

(Yes, the other two are incredible, too.)

Check them out at his flickr photostream, and please join me in welcoming Marc into the fold.