Friday, February 6, 2009

fleeting flickers

These two Northern Flickers were too fast and flitty for anything other than a couple, run out the door, snapshots. They flew into my backyard this morning with such a burst of color. Wow! I think they would have stayed longer but it seemed our local mocking bird wasn't as thrilled with their presence as I was...because he soon ran them off. So much noise from one little gray bird!



A couple quick pics from far away and they were today's history! :(



.....it's not like they were after your suet!!

13 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tina, how gorgeous. Do you have flickers year 'round??? We have them --but not in the winter. I guess they go farther south 'til it gets warmer.

That silly mockingbird owns the suet feeder, doesn't he???? What a cute picture.

Hope you have a nice weekend!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You must have had your camera at the ready.Have a great weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

George said...

The flickers are pretty -- hopefully they will come back and you can get some better captures.

Larry Jordan said...

Nice captures of the "fleeting Flickers". They really show the yellow shafted namesake. We have plenty of red-shafted flickers here in the west but I have never seen a yellow-shafted flicker. They are even more beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Gail said...

Nice flickers! I am not sure if I have ever seen one. They may be so fleeting, I missed them.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, those pushy little Mockers! But you gotta love them.

Neal said...

Great shots Tina. I like to watch flickers fly.... up and down, up and down.

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
These flickers are terribly beautiful... Really colorful and I like the spot on their belly... You were lucky to get them... A nice species to add on your list for the year...

Shellmo said...

Tina - LOL at your greedy mocking bird! But you did get some nice shots of those flickers - I could see their pretty colors thru those branches!

Lynne said...

I haven't seen a Flicker in quite a while. The Downy Woodpeckers were paired up and chasing and making a big ruckus up at Hasty Brook last weekend. Spring??

fishing guy said...

Tina: What great shots you captured today.

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