Northern Flicker

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Beautiful Northern Flicker feeding at the suet cake holder, this is specially for the woodpecker type birds so that their tails rest against the paddle below, enabling them to balance more easily as they feed.
captured from open front window with telephoto.
These birds have such lovely bright red markings plus a lot of red/orange feathers in their tail that flashes as they fly away, and under their wings also, I think.


Guest - Jan 27, 2007 06:05 PM EDT
Hi Dud, good to see you here, thanks for the nice comments. Glad you like it and that it's something different for you. These just seem to be around here each fall and winter.
Guest - Jan 27, 2007 09:22 AM EDT
I love your set of bird pictures!! This is one we don't see in our neck of the woods.
Guest - Jan 27, 2007 01:25 AM EDT
glad you like it, Janice. thankyou.
Guest - Jan 27, 2007 01:12 AM EDT
Nice crisp shot of the Northern Flicker.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 05:26 PM EDT
many thanks to all, glad you liked it :) - Don, Carol, Beverly, Alan, Alex, & Golda. Am not sure about the different colours of its feet, Alan, - maybe just the shadows. Plus, I have a new monitor now and everything looks lighter on it, so am not sure how things are showing up on other monitors. Noticed when I used the old monitor last night, everything looked darker that I'd submitted, so am not sure about the colours now :)
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 04:15 PM EDT
Very pretty shot of the Flicker Alandra. They are quite a beautiful bird. Don
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 03:42 PM EDT
Alandra,I have to say one of my favorites also.Their markings are so beautiful.I like the solid black yoke on the chest,and the pale orange you see when they fly away.Great capture,you are the "bird woman".
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 02:55 PM EDT
WOW!! so thats what they are supposed to look like,huh?Great shot,its good to see you back in business again.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 09:58 AM EDT
Beautiful photo of the flicker! Carol
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 09:52 AM EDT
Wonderful shot - so clear.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 09:03 AM EDT
Excellent photo! You did a super job from focusing to the exposure. The Northern Flicker for sure is a very pretty bird. I noticed they have one white foot and one black.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 07:26 AM EDT
thankyou Steve, - these are among my favourite winter visitors, very attractive birds.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 07:23 AM EDT
You have such different birds in Canada! This is a very handsome fellow, very well caught!

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