Monday, February 23, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly

These were taken during the Backyard Bird Count. The reason I put suet feeders up in the first place was to attract some Northern Flickers. But the only things that had been coming to consume the suet had been Magpies. Then a Chickadee or two nibbled on them. A couple of Stellar's Jays stopped buy - that was fun.

Finally on the first day of the Backyard Bird Count a Flicker came by. It was like it was saying, "You know I'm here, now you can count me".

Northern Flicker



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11 comments:

troutbirder said...

Very nice blog. Enjoyed all the bird pics.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

"Build it and they will come". ;-)

Wisconsin Birder said...

Great shots! Flickers are a favorite of mine :)

Tom said...

I know what its like to wait for birds to come to your feeder. I`m glad you got your target species.

Kallen305 said...

Great pictures of the flicker! I had hoped to see one at my feeder all year, but have not had any luck.

mick said...

Both are great photos but the second one is extra special.

Kyle said...

Wonderful captures, Wendy! That flicker blends in so well in the first shot; without the reddish tail and the slight blush on the face, it would have been very hard to find him at all.

And it sounds like its timing was just right!

Larry Jordan said...

I love those kind of stories Wendy. How does that go, good things come to those that wait. That is so cool that they came to your feeder for the GBBC! Congratulations and great photos!

Red said...

The second picture is truly gorgeous! Glad it showed up to put on your count :) It was just shy before.

MaineBirder said...

What a great bird to show up for you count. Beautiful photos!

behindthebins said...

Fab fotos! I am winding down my suet offerings cuz the bears will be up soon and I'll have to stop feeding.