Okay…so the Flicker that has been flitting around the outskirts of my backyard isn’t really my friend yet, but I am hopeful.
I first caught a glimpse of this guy on our recent snow day. I was paying some bills and glanced out the window and saw this hefty but handsome fellow at the far end of the yard. I was afraid he was going to fly away before I could get a picture, so I grabbed my camera but neglected to grab a coat, gloves or even shoes!
At first, he kept his distance, but eventually he flew over to a limb in the center of the yard. I’m pretty sure he was keeping as much of an eye on me as I was on him!
Eventually (much to my delight) the lure of readily available food seemed to overcome his fear and he landed on the Bark Butter Branch.
I have to confess, his markings make him look like the victim of a slumber party prank!
I hope he will decide he LOVES my backyard and quickly comes to the conclusion that I am friend and not foe!