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Mom, he’s looking at me!

by Kay~Kacey on 10/20/2008

My kids used to always say that to me. “Mom, he’s looking at me!” Like that was some kind of ultimate transgression. Okay, I do miss that kind of funny nonsense around here sometimes. Sometimes.

But, who knew the birds would start talking nonsense to me too?

yellow shafted flicker

I spotted this lovely yellow shafted flicker out my window. Haven’t seen one in a very long time. He paused and posed for me, thinking he might be the next America’s Top Model or something.

Lady are you looking at me?

“Hey, lady, are you looking at me? Are you trying to figure out what type of bird I am?”

red spot on flicker

“Here, can’t you tell by the spot on the back of my neck? I’m a Yellow Shafted Flicker!”

(Me? Silly me. *I* thought the bird was bowing down to my photography greatness)

red neck on yellow shafted flicker

“Okay, fine, lady. Here’s a better shot. Make sure you get it from an angle. Catch my highlights.”

yellow shafts on tail

“Sigh. Let me make this easier for you, lady. See the yellow shafts on my tail? Hm, think that’s why they call me a yellow shafted flicker?”

yellow shafted flicker front

“Are you about finished, lady? ‘Cause I want to go back to eating. ‘kay?”

Kacey’s note: I don’t really think it’s fair for these birds to talk back to me too. Must be a male… And as a total aside, I kept wanting to type in Flickr (like my photo site) not flicker. :roll:

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

iPost October 20, 2008 at 6:03 am

The last thing you should have to deal with is a sassy bird, for heaven’s sake! :lol:

Deb October 20, 2008 at 7:18 am

A female would just pose and strut her stuff and off to the next hundred things on her to do list! Love the pictures…nicely done.

Becky October 20, 2008 at 7:42 am

Great shots, Kasey! I’ve not seen one of those birds before, I’ll know what it is, if I ever see one.

Gayle October 20, 2008 at 9:04 am

I love your wildlife shots! Do you use a tri-pod? They are so clear!

Suzanne October 20, 2008 at 10:55 am

I’ve never even heard of that bird before!

Tori Lennox October 20, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I bet it IS a male. Aren’t they usually the ones with the festive plumage?

TSannie October 20, 2008 at 1:16 pm

What great photos, Kacey! And, yes, it has to be a male to give you that kind of attitude! :rofl:

mary October 20, 2008 at 6:48 pm

oh he’s a beauty, kacey! great shots!

Moms At Work October 21, 2008 at 8:01 am

These are great photos! What a pretty little birdie!

Laurel October 21, 2008 at 9:18 am

Great pictures. Made me smile. :razz:

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