Sunday, December 12, 2010

First time bird in garden







I happened to look out the window and saw what looked like a strange bird over on one of the further feeders. First I thought my eyes were deceiving me but I got the camera anyway. I guess it saw me move in the window and it flew up into a tall spruce tree. I noticed yellow under it's wings as it flew. I couldn't see it so after waiting for a while, I gave up but kept the camera at hand. Not long after, on looking outside, the bird came out of nowhere and once again flew up into a tree. Well, although it was in a terrible position to get a shot and was shaded as well, I went ahead and took these pictures. I'm afraid the pictures are pretty bad but at least I've been able to identify it as a Northern Flicker. You can just make out a red spot on the back of his head so it's a male. Hopefully he'll hang around as I'd like to get some good shots. You can click on pictures to enlarge.


2 comments:

Pete said...

lucky girl!!

Dixxe said...

Great bird! You must have the yellow shafted..we have the yellow shafted here...out west my sis has the red shafted such a cool bird!!