Friday, March 13, 2009

Northern Flicker

This is the male Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker that has been a frequent visitor to our yard for most of winter.
When the temperature dropped down to minus 30 degrees celsius a few days ago, I wasn't surprised to see him again :

15 comments:

BirdingMaine said...

Beautiful Flicker Nick! Love the composition.

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NCmountainwoman said...

I do hope you get to see him again. Great shot of a lovely bird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great picture.I am waiting for the spring return of these guys.
Blessings,Ruth

Nick S said...

Thanks guys :-) He was back this afternoon, with four others in the back alley.

Kelly said...

...minus 30...yikes! But if it brings him around again and again, I'd take it.

Tina said...

The perfect picture of a flicker...I have seen several in the last few weeks..such colorful birds.
You really did a nice job with this photo! :)

Jayne said...

I just love their colors!

Philip said...

It is such a pleasure to look at your photos GREAT :)

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone :-)

holdingmoments said...

Handsome bird, but minus 30! That is coooooold!

Nick S said...

Yep, minus 30 is not really birding weather that's for sure, but I've been out in minus 50 before and that is pretty ridiculous :-)
The good thing about living here though is our summers , as most days are in the 30's.

Abe said...

A very nice photograph. I like these birds but have failed to attract them to my backyard in the last 47 years. All the birds I photograph have to fly into my tiny, city, backyard.

I just brought my Coopers Hawk blog back. Blogger had saved the name for me. I have hundreds of photos yet to publish. If you are interested in hawks you are welcome to have a look.

http://coopershawk.blogspot.com/

Rocky M said...

Beautiful postcard shot Nick! Haven't seen a Flicker all winter.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys. Rock, those Flickers have been quite numerous up here.
I've pretty much seen one every other week of winter.

T and S said...

Beautiful shot Nick. That's is so cool. Nicely composed as well