Nikon D300s, Sigma 50-500mm / f4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM, Nikon SB800 speed ligh

Every bird goes on high alert here in our woods if a bird of prey shows up. They either fly away panicky or they just freeze absolutely motionless, like this Downy Woodpecker just outside our window. A Sharp Shinned Hawk hunts here quite often, and even if we can’t see the predator always, we know it is around by just watching the other birds behavior.