Someone’s Always Watching

2018-01-14 Flicker

Right now the Northern Flickers are the biggest birds visiting our feeders. I’m venturing this one is female but can’t be 100% without a better look.

Since we’ve been here in October, our range of birds is slowly broadening. This one was paying particular attention to the bay window I was shooting from, since our 6 month old house cat was seated beside me, chattering at everything that moved.

The Pattern is Full

20101003 Northern Flicker 2 2“Tower, this is Ghost Rider, requesting a flyby.”

“Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.”

This mockingbird all but has the movie “Top Gun” down with how badly he just needed to both chase off this Northern Flicker and land at that bird bath. And it didn’t matter one bit that the flicker outsized him two-fold. These feisty birds will chase off even a hawk on occasion.