I never get tred of looking at (and listening to) Northern Flickers.
Let's see, northern flicker, pigeons, mallard duck and ... little brown job. (That's what my bird-watching teacher called them.)I heard the first flicker drumming yesterday!
andrea: I love flickers. Had one in love with a stove pipe once...clang clang clang! I love their markings. This little guy was not too afraid of me. He let me get pretty close before flying up to a telephone pole...waiting for me to move on.Patia: Yep. My hubby used to call them, tweety birds. I think this one was a female sparrow, but darker than I'm used to seeing them. She was rich sort of brown...and not too boldly marked.
Oh I love them!! I thought Northern Flickers came down here for the winter!!! I get them in my yard too!(Oh - I added the B.W.O picture with the crow to my blog!!! - Thanks for that!!)
Wow - unusual to see a flicker on the ground - cool. I hear their loud kiiirrrr shrieks ever day. Band tailed pigeons - and the mallard female & tweety bird - yes, all make me smile. Good pictures (say, are you taking over for bird anonymous?).
oops - definitely not band tails - no yellow beak. Just plain old european rock doves. Just as pretty :)
You picture of the mallard made me miss our ducks. We gave them away to a farmer last year, so I could grow wine grapes in their pen. I actually trained our golden retriever to stop attacking them some years ago. Will I go to Hell for that? It's so contra naturam.
I like each of these very much ... and, where's anonymous been? I bet he'd like these too!
I do believe that last little cutie is a Junco ;)hey, it's the pigeon on my envelope that's now making it's way to Malaysia!I love the Northern Flicker too. We had one a couple of years back that I lovingly called Nutty because I thought it was a Nuthatch. Now he has extended family that stops by. I took all my feeders away because of the Norwegian rats and the neighbors kitties. I weaned them when food was plentiful though. I sure miss seeing them at the feeders.
gorgeous, if you look at my blog, see artsy endeavours blog, she loves birds too, and crisinoregon.
I'm disappointed. There are no crows in your collection.
The top one is a Rocket bird, I say. Had a big bunch of them on the lawn at the last snow fall. Talk about loud! You'd think they were having a convention.
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