Thursday, May 29, 2008

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

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I have come to love this woodpecker with the splash of orange under its tail and wings, that is as at home on the ground around our house as it is in the trees. I wasn't familiar with the Northern Flicker before I was introduced to them here in Seattle. A pair of them used to regularly drill our chimney cap in the mornings, as if it was their personal gong to summon the neighborhood to life. They also called their own name, "Flicker, flicker!" I was walking down Nob Hill St. when I saw this fellow perched in such a way that I could play around with the Space Needle beyond.

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this bird too. I wish I had a pair of them here. Where we used to live there were some but not here, some 20 miles south of there.

I like the image you took on the Space Needle.

Louis la Vache said...

Very fine juxtaposition of images - the bird focused in the foreground and the Space Needle blurred in the background. Focus on nature, not technology? (60's technology anyway?)

Bernie said...

I love your photography! I found your blog because you found mine (Middletown Daily Photo). Thanks for visiting.

I've never been to Seattle but I feel connected to the area, in part because of my "addiction" to Starbucks and because a cousin has a summer place at Whidbey Island.

The composition, color and subject matter of your photos is very inspiring and raises the bar for the daily photo sites. I'll be back often.

Bernie

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" has been negligent in thanking you for the link to his San Francisco Bay Daily Photo. "Louis" apologizes for the negligence, and he certainly appreciates the link!

Marcel said...

Kim,

I like the bird and then the blurry Space Needle. I enjoy your blog every day. Thanks for your kind words on mine.

Bibi said...

Excellent photo, Kim. Top-notch. Worthy of a poster!

Tori said...

Kim,

Thank you for the encourging words and for visiting my blog. I am a true amature by trying to learn a lot.

Love this shot of the Needle...don't laugh but we actually have a beautiful wood pepper grinder that is shaped like the Space Needle, it was a gift when we left the area.

sydney said...

you live in wonderful city, and you are making breathtaking fotos
i'm going to vist your blog more often

Small City Scenes said...

Nice picture, Kim. I like Flickers too. I like the way they fly--flit--flit. MB

Knoxville Girl said...

I like that the Space Needle is accoutrement to the bird, and not the other way around.

Salem Oregon Daily Photo said...

Very cool photo Kim!

flyingstars said...

WoW...this is a very beautifully captured shot from a beautiful place, Kim and lovely learning about this bird...

& thanks very much for all the compliments in my blog. I'm glad you liked it so much...see ya again.

http://calcuttanow.blogspot.com/

The D in D & T said...

Definitely worthy of a poster - an awesome photo.

Phil_O'Logus said...

I like the alignment on this one. Nicely done. Cheers...

Rachel Sarah said...

Beautiful Pic. We have what I believe is a redbreasted sapsucker woodpecker in residence at our place. He loves the alder trees and he's really skittish. I have not been able to get his pic. My husband and I have christened him "Woodrow," a bit more distinguished than "Woody." :>) I love visiting your site. My husband is from N.Seattle - we live in my native area in the Cascade foothills.

Petrea said...

Fantastic shot! I mean, WOW. Wow.