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Two Northern Flickers October 10, 2017

Northern Flicker feeding young ones  photo credit: internet

I spotted 2 Northern Flickers in our garden this morning.  Exciting to have them reappear after an absence of a few months.


My Lucky Day July 12, 2016

Is this my lucky day?  The Northern Flicker has been to visit several times.  Also the Steller’s Jay.   And a hummingbird!

220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia  Northern Flicker

Better pictures of the lourie taken with the Nikon camera and remote control device.  Steller’s Jay         Steller%27s_Jay_b57-3-076_l_1


annas_hummingbird_sim_1  Hummingbird


Courting Flickers March 25, 2015

Filed under: Birds,Flickers — Janet @ 12:38 am

IMG_6268    There were two Flickers having a wonderful time flitting about in my garden this afternoon during a brief shower of rain.  I took photos as fast as I could but only in the second photo can you actually see the female in the tree – if you enlarge the photo. I need a better camera and patience.  The birds kept hopping about on the fence but I couldn’t catch that nor was I quick enough when they hopped on the railing of the steps going down to the garden.

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