Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gotcha...Finally

Following numerous bloggers, I have often admired their photos of the many birds they share.  Yet the Northern Flicker has always been a got to get it for me.  Living here with woods all around us (with the exception of the gravel road up to the house), I had never seen one and wondered WHY. Since I didn't know much about them either,  I Googled Northern Flicker, only to discover there were two types...Yellow and Red.  Google is amazing, isn't it?

Well last week, my wish came true. When I saw the large woodpecker at the feeder and recognized it immediately. I just couldn't stop pressing that shutter button.









Oh, one more thing.
I've seen this Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker every day for over a week now.
Maybe...just maybe...it will decide it likes
A Quiet Corner.









27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lucky you, I have yet to see a Flicker on one of my feeders.. Great photos.. Have a happy day!

Sandra said...

I do hope this pretty bird decides to stay, since you will love having it around...

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Well done, isn't it a handsome looking bird? Elusive in our yard, I will often hear but not see it.
Don't you find you pretty much have to camp out at a window to capture some great shots?

Monkeywrangler said...

Mom has those up around her house in KS. Huge birds, for a woodpecker.

Delores said...

I like that number 3 shot......so saucy.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a vibrant bird! You got great shots.

MorningAJ said...

Oh my! What a lovely bird. And what great shots. Well done!

TexWisGirl said...

they're just beautiful. i love how the dots on their chest seem to 'float'. :)

Mary Hone said...

Love them!! We have the red shafted here in the west, and I would LOVE to see the yellow one.

MTWaggin said...

Flickers are very hard to capture! Congrats on getting that one and a yellow one to boot!

Retired English Teacher said...

The photos of this bird are just awesome. What a fun surprise for you!

diane said...

Wow ... nice shots. Woodpeckers are quite impressive!
diane @ thoughts and shots

Pamela Gordon said...

I like these Northern Flickers and they range in our neighbourhood as well. You got some really nice photos of it. I hope he stays around.

Breathtaking said...

Oh well done!:) He's so handsome, love the markings and your pictures.
Regards.

Gunilla Bรคck said...

Great photos of this lovely bird.

Molly said...

What a beautiful bird, I have never seen this bird before

mollyxxx

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! What a beautiful bird.

Ann Thompson said...

That is a really pretty bird. I've never seen one before

Gail said...

Absolutely amazing shots!

Ginny said...

I do hope he moves in! We have the yellow shafted ones like this. They are the only woodpeckers to eat on the ground. They drill for ants in our gravel driveway. SO pretty when they fly, you can really see the flash of yellow then. Great portraits of him!!

Felicia said...

he is a handsome fellow.

Tiggeriffic said...

Oh my your picture of this great bird is just wonderful~! I love birds and they are here at my feeder eagerly eating while the snow comes down.. What a awesome sight~! Mr. Squirrel has made friends with them, he is is the middle of the platform feeder and they are eating all around him.. Too bad some people can't get along like this..
Have a great day..just thought I would come for a visit to see what you are up tooo~! As usual it's wonderful~!~!

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! Hope he stays!

Mari said...

Stunnning beauty. I have never seen such a bird before. The feathers design is very interesting.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures. They are such handsome birds. I used to see them frequently, but none recemntly

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous shots of this majestic bird. We have had many pileated woodpeckers at our mountain home. What fun to be at the right place at the right time with your camera

Bee Lady said...

I'm going to have to look a bit closer. We put suet out and I've seen a lot of woodpeckers...but I haven't paid close enough attention. The bird feeder is a little far away to see details, and My camera is a point and shoot and doesn't get the close ups that yours does. Gorgeous pictures.

Cindy Bee

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