Sunday, March 17, 2013

Northern Yellow-Shafted Flicker

Hanging out at one of the bird bath platters.




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149 comments:

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Good Morning Teresa and Greetings from Ireland

I just wanted to pop by and wish you
a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!

Fiona

Fireblossom said...

Yellow Northern Shlafted Fu--

wait...

Sandra said...

I am singing Isn't HE lovely.. because he is

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"The Round*A*Round Ranch Report" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-sunday-drive_17.html

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cute little fella!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A beautiful bird! Different from the Flickers we see in the East.

Dicky Bird said...

Cute little Flicker...

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series showing of a beautiful bird - one I do not know :)

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
What a funny shots of this beautiful bird.
So cute to see how he keep an eye on everything. Wonderful!!

Many greetings,
Marco

georgettesullins said...

Such a beautiful bird!

Arija said...

What a cute coat and that red scarf around his neck is the best.

nene said...

That's 'flicker' fireblossom.lol

Beautiful bird. What's in the Pan?

tu amigo, :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, Love the Flicker so, great pictures you took once again.....I do enjoy the Flickers at the lake......Irish Blessings Francine.

Janey and Co. said...

There is one that keeps trying to nest in my log cabin....that I would like to send you..They are a beautiful bird though.

Abhinav R said...

Beautiful bird! I liked the red mark below its head.

nic.b van es said...

wat heb je hem er heel mooi op staan maar hij houd je wel steeds in de gaten.

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome bird!

DJan said...

I watched a mama flicker teach her youngster how to eat suet off the feeder last spring. It was endlessly entertaining! Beautiful pictures, Tex.

RoeH said...

Man - what a beautiful bird.

Montanagirl said...

He's really checking things out all around him!

Molly The Wally said...

Love the touch of red. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

eileeninmd said...

The flickers are one of my favorite birds, they are colorful! Great shots!

Giga said...

Śliczny ptaszek z ciekawym upierzeniem. Czerwony i żółty kolor dodaje mu urody. Pozdrawiam.
Cute bird with an interesting plumage. Red and yellow color adds to its beauty. Yours.

Andrew said...

What a beautiful little bird...

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the touch of red and yellow in his feathers.
Happy St. Patty's Day.

DeniseinVA said...

Super photos, I haven't seen one of these around for quite a while. They are a rare visitor in my garden.

Linda said...

I wish he would have provided you with some other angles, but maybe this was his best side. It certainly shows off his red. That little bit of yellow sets himm off nicely, too.

Rose said...

Wonderful captures! They are such a pretty bird.

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...I love the guys, great pic's they are a beautiful bird!!!! Someone in my area had one show up at here feeder,but I didn't see one this winter !!
Grace

HansHB said...

A great bird post. A lot of interesting photos!

ellen abbott said...

Love the flickers.

Michelle said...

Some great bokeh on this shot!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Good catch !

Margie said...

What a gorgeous specimen! Happy St. Paddy's Day T!

Beth said...

Magnificent bird!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Judy said...

Nice!! Not one I've seen.

rainfield61 said...

"I hope to have some Vodka next time."

parker said...

Distinctly marked bird. Very nice!

Phil said...

A flicker is a lovely bird and it's so nice to see one from that angle for a change and see how camouflaged they are.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is such a beautiful bird. Have you ver noticed that the spots on it's breast look like hearts. Very cool.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I just love those colours! Thanks for introducing me to this bird!

Betsy Adams said...

They are one of my very favorite woodpeckers... We see them around here --and they do come to the feeders --but not as much as the Red-bellied and Downys do..

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Friend of HK said...

I haven't seen this one before~

Karen S. said...

How cool is this, first your photos like always are perfect, bring spring! But your blog was just featured on a blog I follow! You'll be getting a bunch of new bloggers stopping by!

Julia said...

You always have the nicest bird pictures to brighten our day. Thanks.
Happy St Patrick's Day.
JB

Julia said...

You always have the nicest bird pictures to brighten our day. Thanks.
Happy St Patrick's Day.
JB

Chatty Crone said...

He's a handsome dude. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!
Sandie

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

A beautiful woodpecker that is so much fun to watch on the ground! Awesome pictures Tex! When we first moved to the Tiny Ten almost 8 years ago we could count 15 to 17 Northern Yellow-Shafted Flickers at one time, now we are lucky to see one. Stunning when they fly with that sunshine yellow under their wings!

islandwonder said...

What a cute red patch on the bird.

Pom Pom said...

SO beautiful! I did not know about that yellow shaft. Birds are miraculous!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Beautiful Flicker and beautiful shots!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

How awesome! You know I'm completely green - and not from St. Paddy's day! lol Wonderful shots and congrats on getting such a beautiful bird to visit you. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's just showing off that gorgeous red necklace!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice bird....... never seen such one.

Greetings, Joop

Patty Woodland said...

They have a most STRIDENT call!

Sylvia K said...

What a handsome fellow!!!

don said...

Luckily he had his back to you so you got the pretty coloring and arrangement of his feathers. Nice series. I haven't seen a flicker here in a long time.

Debbie said...

such a beautiful bird!! pretty red heart on the back of his/her head!!

bailey-road.com said...

I love these big, beautiful birds.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool colors! I wish he would have turned around:@)

Ms. A said...

Yet another one I've never seen in person.

Happy Sunday!

MTWaggin said...

What a pretty dude. We have flickers but not the same species so this is fun to see.

joeh said...

One of my favorites! THey never seem to stay very long, always on the move from tree to tree and around the tree.

Dawn said...

A chubby birdie-beauty!

shooting star said...

wow!! such a lovely bird :)

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Deanna said...

I kept waiting for the "red" in the name of that beautiful bird...funny name, where's the yellow??

Gary said...

Nice captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

SweetMarie said...

He's a beauty! Great shots!

Brita said...

Nice little bird. Stylish with the red scarf / Brita

Mina fotostunder said...

Very beautiful photos!

Nordis said...

Very beautiful photos!
Great shots!

Red said...

Finally I get to see a bird I have here. we have the flickers all year. They certainly brighten things up.

Stephanie said...

I love the red crest and the thin sliver of yellow in its wings.

Donna said...

A sweet little one!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

A beautiful bird T.
I have no idea what its name is. however, see that some comments have mentioned 'flicker'!
we dont have them here.
You are really so lucky with all the birdlife that you have there.

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice shots! We have one of this guys northern cousins who has taken to drumming out his territory on the metal cap of our chimney! Rata tat, rata tat, rata tat! It echoes through the whole house. Most annoying! Especially at 7am!

Allison said...

What a lovely bit of red on her neck!

Łucja-Maria said...

I do not know the bird. Its plumage is very nice.
Regards

Bob Bushell said...

Well well well, I never heard of that one, nice of him/her to frequent your water bowl.

wayside wanderer said...

Red AND yellow...now that's fancy. :)

Tiago Braga said...

Cute bird, love the red colors and all the sweet details, well done :)

Jerry said...

Great shots of a stunning bird - I especially love the red flash of colour on its nape and the chequered wing patterns. Are they common? Thanks for sharing something new to me :D

Nancy said...

What a beautiful set of feathers and I love the little red headband he's wearing....Beautiful...

Karen said...

A very pretty bird and great shots too.

Elaine said...

He was posing for you!

Catherine said...

I am envious of your sweet birds and your green grass!
xo Catherine

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful bird!

Kerry said...

Great shots! I like flickers. I always know when they're around: every year a visiting flicker pounds on our chimney, making the whole house resonate like a drum.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

very interesting bird!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi!! Lovely guest you have again. Like the colours a lot.
We will have snow again this week , where is spring??

Joe said...

Looks like it's just checking out the neighborhood.

Carole M. said...

a beautiful bird and great snaps

A Quiet Corner said...

Okay, T, I'm getting just a tad jealous of all those birds that I've NEVER seen!!!...:)JP

McGuffy Ann said...

I love the flicker. I love to watch them when they come for the suet. Beautiful!

Julie G. said...

Great photographs of a very cool bird! Flickers have such wonderful plumage with all the spots, stripes and bursts of color. How lucky you are to have such a handsome bird in your area.

Maria said...

It has beautiful colors!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Beautiful bird pictures!
Have a good day
Angela

andy said...

What a great looking bird ! I hope your having a great weekend !

Leovi said...

Yes, I like muchoel beautiful plumage! Greetings.

Jo's World said...

You got some great shots of this Yellow Shafted so and so . . .very pretty bird.

Cheers,

Jo, wishing you Happy St. Paddy's Day

Ron said...

I guess the name "redneck" was already taken? :~)

Larry Ostby said...

Happy St. Pat's Day! I have seen flickers but never had a good opportunity for a photo. You have some nice shots here T. thanks.

Nancy Claeys said...

Gorgeous!

Carletta said...

Love that little spot of yellow on his wings!
I have seen one in my yard two or three times in the last few weeks. He's always in the same place in my yard - between two Rose of Sharon bushes. Have no idea what he's finding on the ground in that place. :)

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Another beautiful bird I'd never have known about but for your post. Love that dash of red on his neck!

Randy said...

Interesting spots of color.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are some beautiful photos!

Jeremy said...

What a beautiful bird. Nice photos.

Saun said...

Gorgeous! Happy Sunday

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very pretty!

Jill said...

Stunning!

Gert said...

Oh, I love your photos! Aren't they pretty birds?

Blessings,
Gert

Jori said...

You are such a smartie, you always know the name of everything. From birds to farm equipment. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another cutie that's for sure!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh, another rare bird for me p;) And it seems to be saying something to you looking back.
I also really enjoyed the pictures of your former post of beautiful reflection and Zim incognito(*^_^*) 

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Kate said...

The red collar is ver chic!

Lynne said...

Wow . . . very pretty bird, first for me.

Leave It To Davis said...

He's very unusual. Do you have very many of those around? Are they common to your area? He sure is marked pretty!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely bird! I've only once spotted a common flicker at our bird bath...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Lorilee said...

Pretty markings!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Cloudia said...

You have cute lil friends!


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Linda said...

Looks like he has a bright red scarf!

Ebie said...

These are beautiful close ups. I started birding this afternoon and I find it very difficult to catch these swift guys!

Stewart M said...

Splendid looking bird - you see see the yellow.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Crissi said...

Super shots and beautiful bird!
Nice day
Crissi

Kerri said...

What a beauty!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photos. You must have been pretty close.

Daryl said...

wish he'd turned around

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

he's a pretty one!

edenhills said...

What a cool bird. Don't think I've ever seen this one before.

Deb said...

I just love these birds...they are so pretty...

MarkD60 said...

Beautiful bird!

Maggid said...

Beautiful!
-g-

Jeevan said...

The bird has wonderful pattern on its back. nice capture

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous bird. We had a flicker at our suet feeder yesterday. A rare sight here. Usually they leave it for the smaller birds.

Brian King said...

I don't see Flickers very often and we've never had them at the feeders, much less the bird bath. Cool shots!

Candy C. said...

Looks like he's keeping an eye on you! :)

Anni said...

Oh my gosh, this bird is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

pattisjarrett said...

So pretty! I like the division of colors on the face, head, neck. Such detail! Great shots.

DIMI said...

So cute!!Fantastic shots!!
Dimi..

Hilary said...

That's a beauty of a bird.

Pat Tillett said...

Never heard of it
Never seen it
Beautiful photos!

Betty Manousos said...

i love that gorgeous plumage. beautiful pattern.

Kathy said...

You have the biggest variety of bird species at your feeders!

Susan said...

What a pretty bird! I love these!

Marie said...

Great photos of an awesome bird!

Marissa said...

These are awesome photos of an awesome bird!

Rohrerbot said...

This is very good. I see some of the differences on this flicker. A red band in the back and some other interesting markings that make it distinct from several of the Flickers here. Very very very cool. Thanks for sharing this bird.

bon bon said...

very pretty. sure hope birds and grass return here soon.

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