Monday, November 17, 2008

Day 322 - Backyard birds

This week Karin's suggested theme is animal, vegetable or mineral. Our normal backyard critters were active today - jays, robins, sparrows, finches, squirrels, and one stray kitten; so animal it is today. We spotted a couple of woodpeckers that are not everyday visitors and this birdie, which I did not recognize and had to look up. It is a Northern Flicker, a little larger than a robin and wearing a bandana on the back of his neck.

This is the smaller of two woodpeckers that investigated our oak tree today. It appears to be a Downy Woodpecker. Check out Marianne's post for the other one.


Abraham Lincoln said...

The Northern Flicker is one bird that we have yet to get or attract into our backyard. We have another type of flicker here which I would have to look up to get the name correct but I have no photos of it either.

fishing guy said...

Lew: Very nice shot of the flicker, I think that is a wonderefully colored bird and your captures are special.