3 Hour Photo Trip – A Flicker of Blue & Red

BlueJay & CardinalNorthern Flicker

Saturday morning walk about, not much going on, however, I did get a couple of really neat shots.  A Northern Flicker and a two for one shot:  a Blue Jay and a Cardinal.

My favorite is the Blue Jay and Cardinal shot.  Believe it or not, it has been very difficult for me to get a good shot of a Blue Jay since we moved out into the country.  I think my wife hit the nail on the head this morning:  the Jays we had in town we spoiled and relatively tame.  Out here in the country, these Jays are wild, timid, and normally are hidden behind several branches and leaves.

This morning, I was lucky enough to capture two of some of our most colorful birds.  At the same time in the same place.  An awesome shot!  And as you can see, they both had their eye on me the whole time.

About 20 minutes later, I heard the raspy, squealy, chirpy sound of what I thought was going to be a woodpecker of some sort.  Once I found him up in the top of a dead tree, and focused in, I discovered that it was a Northern Flicker.  A member of the woodpecker family, but much different, and covered with all the spots.

So what began as a quiet morning and not much to photograph, ended up with a couple of great images, great colors, and a surprise visitor.  As always I ask you to click the “Like” button below, and click on the “Comment” button and leave me a word or two.  If you’d like a print of these shots or any of my photos, just email me, or leave me a comment.

Until next time, from my camera to yours, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”


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