Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wednesday Wings - Flicker

DH Bob is Mr. Magoo without his glasses.

When he spotted something big (12 to 14 inches) with yellow under its tail at the suet feeder, he popped his glasses on quick to see a Flicker come to eat.

I've occasionally seen Flickers in the yard, but this is the first Flicker to take advantage of our free food.

The preferred Flicker food is ants, not easy to find this time of year.

With his long sharp bill, he's not having any trouble getting some of the frozen suet.

This picture from the back shows how he is all puffed up to stay warm.

It amazes me that any bird can live through a Michigan winter without a place to get out of the cold, wind, snow, and ice.

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