I still don’t know what this sapsucker was up to with the wing held sideways. S/he eventually stuck the beak under the wing in a normal manner when preening, then flew off, but s/he held the wing-out position for maybe two minutes without paying attention to it. Not hurt; a yoga stretch, perhaps?
I called these harebells the other day, but I think they’re garden bluebells gone wild.
First photo: not a woodpecker; second photo: not a harebell. I’m living and learning. 🤨
Both photos qualify as snapshots and no more. The first was through the screen/window, and the second just would not expose better.