Thursday, August 23, 2012

Looking For Love, In All The Wrong Places

Male Northern Flicker
This is only the second time I have seen this woodpecker in my yard.
 
Last summer, two came, stayed the day and were gone.
 
These pictures were taken on August 15, 2012 during this years visit.
Two came, stayed the day and I have not seen them since!! 

They stayed on the ground the entire time,
"flickering" through the grass looking for food.
 
They are hard to miss,
the bright red heart on the back of his head is remarkable!!
 
 
Sharing today with Clytie at Random Hearts 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful captures! A reminder that we never know when unexpected joy will appear. :)

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  2. Beautiful! I enjoy watching these guys dig for food.

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  3. Beautiful shots, Debbie! Funny how they are only around such a short time.

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  4. With that red head, do you think he has a temper? ;-)

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  5. very sweet! nice random heart. :)

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  6. Such a pretty fellow! Nice pictures!

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  7. Beautiful shots. I love watching these birds in my front yard.

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  8. Such a cool looking bird! I love the heart.

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  9. That is amazing!!! Such a bold, bright red heart!! Love it!

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  10. Wow, look at those hearts. I've heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve but not on your head, lol.
    Lovely pics Debbie.

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  11. Glad you got a visit. Love that heart on the back of his head. I've never seen it so clear before like that.

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  12. OMG! I think they are so beautiful! Great pics.

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  13. Oh, I love these birds!! I'm fortunate enough to see them in my yard often, but they are quick and camera shy.

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  14. Cool yardbird, Debbie. They are pretty, I like their colors and markings.

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  15. Are they migrating through? They are beautiful birds, have never seen one in this area.

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  16. Are they migrating through? They are beautiful birds, have never seen one in this area.

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  17. beautiful shots! love when they used to come to my feeders..

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  18. Pretty bird and the heart just makes him more special!

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  19. Beautiful bird! To bad they don't stick around for a while.

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  20. Wonderful. Just beautiful birds aren't they?

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  21. Oh, I would love to see one of these in my yard. Great shots.

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  22. Beautiful birds! I don't think I've ever seen one here.

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  23. Wow those are some bright red feathers. How fabulous that you were able to capture these shots.

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  24. I love the red heart on the back of their heads, what a neat little marking. I am so glad you got that shot and I am glad they returned.

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  25. They are very loud too! You can hear them up in the trees around here. Maybe they are around, but not on the ground???

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  26. Lovely pictures as usual! We had a woodpecker that stayed all day on our roof and almost drove us crazy. He pecked at a steel chimney. We tried a fire in the fireplace and he would leave but soon come back. He would start his pecking early in the morning. I actually felt like shooting him. However, eventually we were able to chase him a way. I should have got a picture.
    Thanks for the memory today and Blessings to you!

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  27. It is hard not to take the picture of this little handsome.

    What else can we miss in this beautiful owrld.

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  28. There have been some here the last few days. They have such a variety of coloring and marks.

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  29. Very nice captures! Love this series!

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  30. Very nice captures! Love this series!

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  31. What a great bird to have on your lawn. We have no woodpeckers at all in Australia - I sued to have them in my garden in the UK - and I miss them! Nice to see some again.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  32. wow, what an amazing find...beautiful bird, with a gorgeous heart!

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  33. love the red head. back from a camping adventure & getting back to commenting. hope you are well. big hugs. (:

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