Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flicker Sky (SWF)

1. Northern flicker-kab Northern Flicker at bog 8-27-11 (The day before Tropical Storm Irene hit).

There’s nothing that shows off the golden underwings of the Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker better than a clear blue sky!

2. NOFL-kab Female Northern Flicker (note the lack of a moustache)

3. yellow shafted flicker-kab Golden Arrow Bird! (Northern Flicker)

Skywatch Friday!

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August Stats

Life Year Month

Total Species

399 139 66

Total checklists

3345 782 75

10 comments:

  1. I like the Flicker's flight pattern and usually only see them flying.

    BTW, I have a Great bird for SWF.

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  2. Terrific flicker photographs! I think they are such interesting looking birds. Great captures!

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  3. Great shots Kathie. Really wonderful flight captures, especially with the yellow underwings.

    Looks like your camera needs cleaning like mine judging by the spot on the lat photo. I have been erasing my dust spots on my iphoto programme.

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  4. Marvellous shots - and wow - what a blue blue sky.

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  5. I left the following about wind turbines killing birds on the post where you asked the question. And I brought it here...

    All you have to do is type in "wind turbines killing birds" and there are many pages, with photos of this happening. I saw it the first time on television and saw a golden eagle get killed. Not a pretty sight. They fear that most of the golden eagles, eagles and hawks will be killed by wind turbine blades.

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  6. Damn,I just typed Gaelyn when looking at your flicker photos. Anyway..What I mean to say was Cool Flicker photos Kathie..Love those shots....Hope to see you soon!

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  7. kathie, awesome captures of the Flicker and the pretty blue sky! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hi there - great pictures - no woodpeckers or their kin in Australia - I miss them!

    So, thanks for putting up some pictures!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  9. Hi Kathie

    Great movement, Flickers are such lovely birds.

    Regards
    Guy

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  10. Gaelyn, nice condor!

    Julie G, thank you. I love them.

    Arija, i do not have a program to erase spots from images but I have tried cleaning the lens since then. we see if I was successful!

    LadyFi, yes, so very clear!

    Abe, that is horrible! what scares me is what can we do about it because I KNOW no one is going to take the things down. Corporations rule unfortunately! Thanks for the link and the info.

    Dawn, Ha ha! I am totally capable of doing the same thing. No worries. even if you hadn't removed the comment, I would have figured out what happened!

    Thanks Eileen!

    Stewart, I did not know there were no woodpeckers in Australia! How sad! I love them. I had 3 species in my yard just this morning!

    Guy, thank you. I just love the first shot.

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.