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.

2 comments:

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.