Longing For Spring

Female Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker


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42 Comments on “Longing For Spring”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    poor thing. 🙂

    wearing her heart on her sleeve, um, neck…

  2. What a fantastic shot, Pat! And he is in good company.

  3. Eileen says:

    I like their colors, the red on the back of its neck and you can see yellow on the wing feathers. They are beautiful birds.. Pretty shot.

  4. D says:

    Beautiful shot!

  5. einfachtilda says:

    Ein hübscher Vogel ❤

  6. Kerri says:

    Beautiful capture!

  7. neihtn2012 says:

    Amazing shot! Everything is there: composition, color, and of course subject.

  8. Robin says:

    Pat, very nice! We have a male and female that visit our suet feeder every day! I think they are probably more comfortable than yours!

  9. Oh nice…I don’t see flickers very often…Michelle

  10. Brian King says:

    Gorgeous! Love the red “V”!

  11. Yes, a great capture – love the stunning red contrasting “scarf”!

  12. Lea says:

    Beautiful photo!

  13. Derek says:

    “Longing For Spring”….. You’re picture perfectly demonstrates why! And so would I be.
    Lovely post.

    Have a great day

  14. Derek says:

    Gosh, what a gaff! “You’re” should be “Your” in my previous comment. I’m so ashamed…. And I can’t see how I can edit it.

  15. deanna1043 says:

    Oh my is this a gorgeous bird. Beautiful capture!!

  16. Minoru says:

    Hi,The red feathers are very impressive. I think you are longing for spring too. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Adam Jones says:

    What a great looking bird, and a new one to me.

  18. We love our Flickers… pretty shot Pat. The color and details of the feathers are amazing!

  19. Linda Kay says:

    So lovely, all huddled down in the cold.

  20. geanina says:

    very beautiful bird!;)

  21. Outstanding image, love the deep rich color and the gorgeous detail.

  22. It is not alone doing that 😦

  23. Chris Rohrer says:

    Love the markings of the Yellow-shafted Flicker! Cool!

  24. Jim says:

    I’d say it IS time for spring to show up, Pat!
    What a lovely capture this is!

  25. inspiredbyjune says:

    I love the perspective of your shot, Pat! Nicely done!

  26. ladyfi says:

    What a gorgeous shot! No need to long for spring when it’s that lovely outside… 😉

  27. You are so good at finding the perfect title for your remarkable pictures! I love these birds and have to admit he looks even more handsome in the snow … Where I’ve never seen one!

  28. itsallaboutpurple says:

    i adore this bird and that pretty heart on the back of her head!!!!

  29. We are all waiting patiently for spring. Great capture of the flicker

  30. It is always nice to see a flicker. I never see them in the snow though.

  31. DeniseinVA says:

    Oh wow, another neat photo. Sweet bird, such a pretty little thing and love all the detail you have on her feathers. Hope she can find a nice warm spot to hole up in until Spring.

  32. This is beautiful. Almost looks as if there is a heart on it’s back. I’m looking forward to spring too.

  33. Marie-AZ says:

    Such a lovely shot! Beautiful! It looks like from that angle that he has a heart on the back of his head. 🙂

  34. Stewart M says:

    Thats a wonderful shot – really like the way its not front on, so you see a different aspect of the bird.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  35. Lisa Gordon says:

    She’s beautiful, Pat, and that little spot of red on the back of her head looks almost heart-shaped.
    Happy Valentines Day, and have a wonderful weekend!

  36. Teresa says:

    Great capture! I certainly am in agreement.

  37. Gorgeous view of a Flicker. Spring will be very nice when it comes…

  38. Great! Just like me and several other folks and birds….

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