Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Northern Flicker/Wild Birds

 Northern flicker creating a nest

The first photo was taken last June. This flicker let me get quite close - a bird with a mission. I was however shooting into the light as the tree was quite close to a fence that I could not walk around.

 Northern flicker atop a pole in a marsh

This flicker was quite far away. I photographed it from a second story building.

 Leaving the pole


Flying off

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

33 comments:

Lowell said...

Wonderful series, EG...the bird in flight is superb! You have steady hands!

Susan said...

Wow, what awesome pictures! Love the ones of the bird flying off. Great!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots especially taking off in flight.

Andrea said...

I love the Flicker ... they are beautiful and verbal and add to the ongoing chorus of nature that hovers in our background. Beautiful bird, beautiful pictures.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Tammie Lee said...

oooh such wonderful images!

LONDONLULU said...

What a beautiful bird - I love seeing it in flight like that, another great series!

Mary said...

Wow these are wonderful...great bird pics..amazing.

Andrew said...

A stunning little bird to see... fantastic images.

Gary said...

They're stunning birds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River,Canada.

cieldequimper said...

The flight photos are incredible!

mick said...

Great photos. I especially like the in-flight ones.

Ellie said...

Cool shots - I really like the one of him flying off. :)

Halcyon said...

What a pretty little fellow! :)

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Flicker! The flight shot is my favorite. Great capture!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots! I love to see these birds in flight. You can see those beautiful yellow feathers on the underside of the wings.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful series of photos ~ The first one is amazing shot ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Randy said...

I like the last two shots.

Rohrerbot said...

I love these birds!! One of my favorites to see around our canyons:) Beautiful!

Daniel LaFrance said...

A beautiful series; I love the flash of yellow!

shutterbuggbitten said...

Amazing shot of the bird in flight!

Brian King said...

Love that shot sitting atop the tree! Nice flight photos, too!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture series you run.
Hanne Bente

Linda said...

I loved the first one, but then saw the one in flight - awesome! Great series of shots!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A great series of the northern Flicker a bird I had never seen before today, thanks.

Stewart M said...

What a great set of pictures - I really like woodpeckers of all types, but we don't have any in Australia. That little crescent of black and the black bib are great features.

Stewart M - Australia

HansHB said...

Awesome!

Dave said...

I love the last image, the flicker looks just like an arrow has been fired from a bow

pattisjarrett said...

Wow! Great shots! A northern flicker visited our yard one year, and was the catalyst for my birding hobby.

Debbie said...

a wonderful series!! i have seen this bird only once in my yard and he stayed on the ground "flicking" at the grass and ground!!

super cute flight shot!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice series. I have always had some nesting on our property and this year, every time they tried to nest, a Squirrel went in and ate the eggs...bummers~

i stora drag said...

Nice series! Like the pictures where it fly away!
Greetings from Pia in Sweden

Anni said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!! I hope soon you will join the Bird D'Pot on Sunday's if you ever have photos of birds on that day. Or, if you'd prefer, link up any time during the week!!

I appreciate you leaving me a wonderful comment on my caracara post. Your positive feedback is most encouraging and appreciated.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful photos of this beautiful bird! Another new one for me...:)

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