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It’s A Baby Flicker! September 23, 2016

Filed under: Bird Identification,Birds,Northern Flicker — Janet @ 9:29 pm

A baby Flicker on the neighbor’s roof.  Too small and too distant for a photo but spotted with the aid of the binoculars.  Exciting.

 

 

Waiting For The School Bus

img_1346  What better thing to do than to examine your friend’s Pokemon card collection?

img_1347And then the bus was sighted and there was a scramble to form a line

img_1348An orderly procession onto the bus.

img_1350Goodbye – the 3 Pokemon enthusiasts are sitting all together there in the front seat.

 

Return of the Northern Flicker

Filed under: Birds,Northern Flicker — Janet @ 12:36 pm

Birds have been relatively scarce in the garden this summer.  One of my favorites is the Northern Flicker.   I felt that I hadn’t sighted this bird for about a month at least.  But Hooray, I saw one late this afternoon.

 

220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia

We have occasionally seen a hummingbird.

 

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And every day the Steller Jays land on our deck.

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