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, March 09, 2011

Wednesday Wings - Yellow-Shafted Flicker

The Yellow Shafted Flicker is a rare guest at the feeding station.

It's always a lone female and she doesn't appear until late February.

I imagine her dreaming of eating her favorite food, ants, while she has some suet to make do until spring.

This picture is reposted from last year when I was lucky enough to get a good shot of her yellow shaft.


Anonymous said...

Great photos even if they are from last year.

kathy b said...

What images!! you really do some wonderful photography!!! Love the yellow wings

Anonymous said...

I thought the males were the ones with the red spot on the back of their necks?

We get them here, too, but the redshafted are much more common that the yellow. Such pretty pretty birds.

Anonymous said...

And I was totally wrong. That's the downy and those other wee black and white ones.

Male flickers have a dark streak on their faces.

The things you learn from other knitters! :)