Little Bigger Birdies

 

The last post was the little birdies.  This post is sharing birdies a little bigger.  🙂

 

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Belted Kingfisher

 

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Gray Catbird

 

I’ve only captured one Eastern Meadowlark once before, one photo.  So this was a treat to capture several photos with two, then a bit later one of them in flight.

 

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Eastern Meadowlarks

 

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Eastern Meadowlark

 

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Eastern Meadowlark in flight

 

And finally, another special treat, having a Northern Flicker posing beautifully for me shortly after sunrise.  He spoiled me with wonderful photos. 

 

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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted male)

 

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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted male)

 

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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted male)

 

If you’re not familiar with this woodpecker and wondered ‘where’s the yellow’, the next photo gives you a peek at the yellow under his tail.

 

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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted male)

 

Once in flight, the Northern Flicker shares his fabulous yellow!

 

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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted male) in flight

 

There are two races of Northern Flickers in North America:  the yellow-shafted shared above that lives in the eastern half, and the red-shafted of the western half.  I’ve never seen the red-shafted, I bet that blaze of red in flight is stunning too!

 

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