This morning I looked up - and there at the suet feed was a Flicker. I usually keep my big camera on the tripod in the window, trained on the bird feeders on the deck. I hadn't put it back since we went out last night and so I had to stand up, get a little closer to the window and take these shots with the zoom, with the hand held camera. Every shot I got was clear - which amazed me.
He uses his tail for balance when getting the suet out of the feeder
I love his spotted vest
Checking to make sure no one is coming
The tail is loose when he is not eating
It is a good thing he has a long beak and his tail is tucked under again for balance
Bits of suet on his beak
Such a pretty bird. They say a Flicker in your yard is good luck.