Friday, November 21, 2008

Flickers!

In class today we heard a 'kee-oo' sound several times. One of my students spotted this Red-shafted race of Common Flicker up above the patio in the rafters near an old robin's nest. We rushed to the window to observe this colorful bird as it flew to the ground outside one of our windows. It pecked around on the ground before flying off, and I was fortunate enough to have my camera nearby for snapping up these shots!






















2 comments:

Connie said...

So you do a little birdwatching during school? Good for you. :-)
They are a handsome bird. I've seen them here, but not often. I like the last photo...good capture!

Rachel said...

Beautiful!! What a treat for your kids. . .Have a truly great weekend!