Monday, February 23, 2009

Flicker Finding



After downloading my card and perusing these flicker images, I saw something odd. For comparison, look at the photo above and below at the shoulder area. Do you see that beigy colored feather tucked in? Weird! Anyway...






There were a group of flickers totalling about 8, eating the tiny dark berries. It was a really hot spot for photography so I parked and waited. I was lucky enough to tuck way down into the drivers seat to get a shot of this guy flying off.


9 comments:

Craig Glenn said...

Just beautiful Hannibal! I have never seen one of these in person. They are really pretty.

Craig

jalynn01 said...

The flicker is a beautiful bird. I loved seeing yours in flight. The under part of the wing that is yellow is beautiful.

Marsha said...

They are beautiful birds and you have captured them perfectly. They leave our area in the winter and usually arrive back shortly after the robins. We usually have several nesting pairs each year and they are always busy on the lawn seeking out bugs or pecking away at our utility pole.

I love the take off shot and Mother Nature forgot the black dot on the beige feather ;)

Shellmo said...

I want to rub his speckled belly! Fantastic photos hannibal! (As always!)

Eve said...

Fantastic color Hannibal. Great shots!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are some pretty eat shots,especially the in flight ones.
Blessings,Ruth

Tina said...

The flicker is one of my favorite birds...so many patterns and polka dots..I love that you were able to capture the underside of him as he flew. Amazing color combinations!! Great shots, Hannibal.

Chris said...

Woow gosh, this is an amazing bird... So colorful and with so many features. I love it and I love your "take off" pictures, they are very dynamic, sharp and very beautiful. Well done and well captured.

Bird Girl said...

Oh! So glad I got to see this! Isn't the flicker an absolutely gorgeous bird?? That first shot is adorable and it doesn't even look like the same bird in the second picture (yet I know it is) LOVE the flight shots - YOU ARE on a good roll!