Sunday, October 19, 2008

Common Flicker

I heard the Common Flicker
before I saw him.

The male Yellow-shafted Flicker
checked out my backyard.

I serve peanuts in the shell
all winter to the Blue Jays
and the squirrels.

I think the Flickers might like them too.

He was too shy to come to the deck.
I will set up a spot near the bittersweet for him.
A spot with some shelter.

It is exciting to see the Flickers in my backyard.
Hope they spend the winter.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful bird the Common
Flicker is. I see the bird quite often in our parks and gardens.
They are just beautiful woodpeckers.
Cheers Gisela
Great pictures!!

Cheryl said...

What a delightful bird.....and your photographs are beautiful Sherry......
We are so lucky to share our gardens with these creatures....I know that you like me never tire of them......
it is such a priviledge to see them.....

Mary said...

Ok. That's it. I need to move to Kansas City with you for a few weeks. Understand?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Flicker is my totem animal Sherry. I love these pictures. You caught the yellow too. Excuse me while I go back to looking at these pictures.

Deb said...

The Common Flicker is new to our garden as well. We were thrilled to spot him two days in a row :-)

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
Thank you. I see them off and on in the woods. Once before in the winter I saw a pair in my yard.
I am excited. I hope he comes back.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
It is an honor to share this garden spot with the birds.
It is always exciting to me to see new to the yard species. Last week I saw a Nashville Warbler.
No pictures for the blog since this little guy never stopped long enough for me to get a very good picture. LOL
When I do get good pictures I am double happy!
The Fliker never came down from the pole. He did look about.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I would love for you to come sit on the deck with me!
I never know who will come for a treat. You and I would enjoy the birds and the bugs and the blooms...
Coffee or tea? or both?
Both for me.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
A fantastic totem! I read about the Flickers in my Animal Speak book.
Swan is one of mine. As is the Hummingbird...
I was so excited to see the yelow shaft! I had hoped the camera also caught it.
Maybe you will paint a Yellow-shafted Flicker for your desk? I have a few Swan things on mine.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Oh my goodness. We are connected....
They are very beautiful birds.
So glad you also had one visit.

Mary said...

And a slice of cheese cake :o)

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I bet there is a bakery in K.C. that has organic, "healthy" cheese cake. Is that an oxymoron??
Calcium in the cake and if we had blueberries on it we'd get our anti-oxidents...sounds healthy.
Seeing you would be healthy for my soul!