Monday, November 22, 2010

Backyard birdnanza continues.


A flicker uses its magnificent tail in the intended way--the steadying of the suet cage. There are several Northern Flickers around, most, including the pictured bird are red-shafted, but I've seen one or two of the yellow-shafted race, which migrate to this part of the province during fall/winter.


Also today:  Fox Sparrow No. 1.

And Fox Sparrow No. 2.

Note the bi-coloured bill and the smudgy v-shaped breast spots.

1 comment:

KaHolly said...

OOh!! You are so lucky! I haven't seen a fox sparrow for a few years now.