Monday, April 5, 2021

Noisy visitor

Not horse related- just wanted to share our noisy neighbour. This is one of a pair of Northern Flickers who live here. They are always hammering on the house and shop looking for bugs to eat.


It was clinging to the window….


and going rat-a-tat-tat . I didn't want to move and scare it off. Pretty neat that he was only 3 ft. away but outside. They are quite the industrious bird. They have pecked several holes in Ted's shop on their hunt for bugs. I'd rather have birds than bugs!

5 comments:

lytha said...

My mom loves her Flickers in the SeaTac area: ) I've been enjoying all the local birds this week, including a Hummingbird and Stellar Jays today (don't exist in Germany).

aurora said...

Wow, they are loud! Birds are so active right now.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wow he wants those bugs! I always enjoy seeing Flickers their feathers are so beautiful!

Linda said...

beautiful bird, but very noisy. We had one at our old home, long ago. It was a cedar house, and the bird was pecking its way into the attic. It did a lot of damage, and it woke everyone up, as our daughter's bedroom was directly underneath. Our bedroom was on the opposite side, but it would sometimes come to my window and peak in at me while I was getting ready for the day.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Pretty but noisy. At least you won't have many bugs!