Saturday, March 14, 2009

Look Who Came To Dinner...


Mr. Flicker!

We've been feeding the birds around here. We have a lot of goldfinches, chickadees, titmouses (titmice?), cardinals, bluejays, redwing blackbirds, etc., etc., etc.

A couple of weeks ago we started seeing flickers on a regular basis, but they were usually out on the back deck on the suet cakes and that is a more difficult place to get a decent photo of them.


I had taken an old satellite dish and mounted it on the front porch rail so we could use it as a feeder and be able to watch and enjoy the birds that came up to feed. I will be posting some of those as well, but I wanted to start my bird pictures off with a bang with this beautiful flicker.

These were taken through the window with my little point and shoot Kodak Easy Share camera. I haven't, and probably won't, edited them. I'm tired of the gray skies and the cold (39 F.).

So I decided what I needed was to share some color with you all.

My next challenge is a couple of downy woodpeckers that we have coming to the suet cake in the back. I am determined to get photos of them, too.

More pictures to come, both of the birds and a spring "things are budding" walk around the place, but for today, enjoy my friend Flicker.

9 comments:

darsden said...

He is beautiful, great capture of a picture!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I see!!!
Great shot, Helen!

darsden said...

If they look extra fat...they just left my house :-)

farmlady said...

Isn't this a beautiful bird? So striking!
Feeding and watching the birds is such a rewarding effort. Taking photos of them is a real challenge but you got a couple of really good ones.

Rick said...

You had a lot of good ideas for my fiar doodle. I should have checked with you first. I really wished that I had thought of the pie idea. Oh well, I was focused on the baby. Thanks Helen for faithfully checking in.

Nola said...

Great photos!! What a good idea using an old satelite dish.....I have one of those on the old carport roof and when Ricky gets to that stage of pulling it down I am so going to pinch that idea!!!

Debbie Jean said...

Those are sweet pics Helen. Really pretty bird. it's so hard to get pictures like that!! Yes, I too and tired of the dreary cold. I am ready for it to be colorful again!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Laura ~Peach~ said...

we have some of those they are beauties... and I cant ever get close enough to get agood pic of them!!!!!! love the shots you got!!!!!

Tipper said...

What a beautiful bird!