This morning I was stalking the birds at the bird feeder with my color camera in hand (see below) when I thought I spotted something unusual on the trunk of the measly plum tree next to the feeder. It was a woodpecker. Can you find it in the picture below?
Here is a closer look at the center of the same picture. There is the woodpecker.
This was the only picture of it I could take before it flew away. It was either a hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus) or a downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens). Maybe a serious bird watcher, which I am not, can pinpoint the species.
As for color cameras, or rather, cameras loaded with color film, there was a time when they were rare and novelty items. Stalking birds with color camera was the name of a book I saw at the local public library's used book sale last month. Amazon, where many cheap copies are available, gives the date of the 1st edition as 1951. We have come a long way.