Some birds you hear long before you see them. I was happy to follow the sound of a northern flicker’s calls to discover it was nesting on our property. Here is peek-a-boo view of it looking out from its nest cavity in a western juniper tree. Their markings are loud and sharp – just like their calls. I know the birds won’t be in their nest for long, but I am glad to catch glimpses of them glimpsing at me.
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18 thoughts on “Peek-a-boo view of flicker”
I adore your photos.
Thanks! That means a lot to me coming from someone with your photography skills. 😁
Flickers are beautiful birds. Nice shots!
Thanks! They’re one of my favorites.
Oh this is so cute 🙂 Love it.
Thanks! They are striking birds.
We used to see these around Vancouver – and some of us tried to get the flicker named our official bird, since Vancouver is where Flickr was founded. No luck there – they named the recently resident Anna’s Hummingbird instead. The flickers appeared to have been chased away by the now ubiquitous crows.
Too bad they didn’t choose a flicker! They are cool birds. Sorry the crows chased them away.
Beautiful photo of the Flicker.
I enjoyed this response and it’s so true that birds only peek out for a short while.
Yes, you are right! I enjoy watching them while I can.
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Very nice photos!
Thanks! They are not shy about getting their picture taken.
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