I believe this is a Northern Flicker. Does anyone know if it is a red or yellow shafted? I only see the red on the nape...no black "mustache" on its "cheek"...
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Kids and Birding
Everytime I suggest to my kids, "Today would be a great day to go out birding! Wanna come?", all I hear in return are grumbles about how boring it is and how slow I walk when I am trying to see birds. They lead me to believe they don't enjoy spotting new birds. Hah! Well, when going through the pictures saved on my camera card, I found these pictures, taken by one of my children (not sure who) of this previously unknown bird to our yard :) Notice how many he or she took! I still haven't seen one myself, so I cannot include it in my life bird list, but am happy my kids are taking note!