Flicker

Discussion in 'Birds' started by kramp, May 24, 2005.

  1. At first the Flickers were very shy, any movement through the window and they were gone, but now if the suet feeder runs empty I get the look.

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    300 f4 afs 1/200@f4 touch of flash, hand held through the window.

    Martin
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    that's nice...i like the reflection.
     
  3. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice shot, Martin! He does seem to have a frustrated look on his face.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I've observed the same behavior in ducks and geese at the local pond. At first, they are very skittish, then when they find out you have food, they will follow you anywhere. I've even had them come up and peck my feet if I don't feed them quickly enough. 8)

    Very nice shot.
     
  5. Thanks for the comments Leigh, Don and frank, much appreciated.

    Martin
     
  6. Hey Martin, Flickers are very handsome birds, I only wish I was able to see more than just a couple a year around my homestead. Good capture.

    Pete
     
  7. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Nice shot. good focus and color.
     
  8. Hi Pete, the flickers have been coming very regularly all winter, hard to get a good picture of them though.

    Thanks for looking.

    Martin
     
  9. Thanks Greg, not bad for through the window.

    Martin
     
  10. great capture, esp the attitude!! LOL great composition on this one
     
  11. cool shot Martin, like the reflection and his pose!!! quite the back yard!!
     
  12. Thanks Sandi, it took a few tries to capture her snippy look.

    Martin
     
  13. Thanks Sandi, it took a few tries to capture her snippy look.

    Martin
     
  14. Nice shot Martin. I see one flying around our neighbourhood, but he won't stay still for very long and he's usually on a rooftop which doesn't make for a very interesting shot. Maybe I should put in a bird bath. Here in sunny Kamloops it would be a big attraction I think.
     
  15. Thanks Dennis, I spent months spoiling them with suet and peanut butter cake that I make, its taken a long time for them to get used to us.

    Martin
     
  16. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful Bird and Beautiful shot.

    Thanks for sharing
     
  17. Hi Martin

    Nice shot of the female. I find the males to be just a bit tougher to approach.

    BTW, where do you live on the Island? I am in Nanaimo.
     
  18. Thanks Rory, I am up in Black Creek just down the road from Miracle Beach Park.

    Martin
     
  19. Bryan and Gale, thanks for the comments!

    Martin
     
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