Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Flicker Of Something In The Backyard

I saw just a flicker in the back yard so I took a closer look and in fact it was a flicker! I recognized it as a bird I'd seen often before and always wondered what it was. Now with the zoom on this camera I was able to get a look that my naked eyes couldn't. Isn't he a pretty?

While I was taking pictures, something wandered into my view finder just as I snapped the pic:

It there was a shadow of a doubt about the identity of this bird, he erased it when he flew away. My bird book says, "Note the conspicuous white rump, visible when the bird flies". And sure enough, when it flew away, there it was:


  1. I want to live at your house. You have some really neat things over there. We did have a blue bird at our feeder a few weeks ago. It wasn't a blue jay. It was a real blue bird. I think it was the first one I had seen since I was a little girl.

  2. Wow! What a beautiful bird! I love his red cap and his white hump. I don't think I've ever sen a flicker before, I'm jealous! Great shot!



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