I was surprised by this Northern Flicker - perhaps the younger of these two
guys I viewed a couple of weeks ago HERE.
He waited on the suet feeder in this position for a very long time on Saturday,
10 minutes or more, only leaving when I eventually opened the back door in hopes
I could get better photos than these taken through the steamy windows.
Boy was it ever hot out there and the humidity awful! Maybe he was just resting
in the heat, can't say I blamed him, it was like being in the jungle without the
Notice how some dastardly night visitor - raccoon perhaps - has already chewed
up my NEW suet feeder, grrrrrrr! The woodpeckers love these feeders as they can
balance their weight and size on the tail 'fin'. Other birds come too. . . . . . . many
love suet and require fat in their diet for energy even in summertime. If you feed
garden birds you should do it year round.
Such a handsome bird.
I hope your parents showed up and they took you away to a
cooler spot for the evening hours.