Frisky Flickers

Yesterday was a first nice day after what felt like an endless rainy season. It feels like, when it started raining at the end of September, it didn’t stop until yesterday; that it was just switching between rain and snow. This winter was very long.

Anyway, as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, yesterday was gorgeous day, all sun and blue skies. We took a long walk, around North Vancouver, Mosquito creek to Edgemont, Westview and back home. Along a way, on some of electric power poles, we’ve seen some frisky flickers (Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus) doing their love dance.

Frisky Flickers1there were four of them on that pole, one is on the other side

Then one unexpectedly took of…Frisky Flickers2…but then it returned, so they could do their lovey dovey dance…

Frisky Flickers3…right…

Frisky Flickers4…then left…

Frisky Flickers5…and, generally, enjoyed the day πŸ˜€

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10 Responses to Frisky Flickers

  1. Nice sequence, Dare …

  2. d4rkn1ght says:

    Great images! 😎 They were so busy with their love dance that they couldn’t see someone was taking pictures of them. πŸ˜›

    Spring started earlier over here in Maryland. We got so much warmer temperatures that the trees and plants were blooming as early as February. 😯

    • Darko says:


      It used to be like that in BC in last 5 years since I moved, but this winter is different. A lot of rain and snow since the end of September until now (there were about 3 feet of fresh snow on mountains around Vancouver just this week). But the spring is slowly coming, cherries and magnolias are in a bloom, plums and other plants will follow. I am waiting for bears to wake up, they will be very hungry πŸ˜€

      Flickers didn’t seem to be bothered by me making photographs – as long as I am not too close, that is πŸ™‚ Birds doesn’t seem to mind bad weather. There is one robin that start singing his love song at 5 in the morning. Rain or not πŸ˜€

  3. pam says:

    Nice captures of the flickers. We have them too, and they are fun to watch on the palm trees as they go round and round it playing hide and seek.

    • Darko says:

      Thanks, Pam. You know, for me it is fun to see flickers in palm trees πŸ˜€ We have palm trees over here – not too many, of course and they are not native, some people have them on their front or back yards – and I can’t understand how they survive snow and winter. And a lot of rain. After almost six years in Canada I still can’t get used to see that πŸ™‚

  4. How pretty Darko πŸ™‚ Very sweet πŸ™‚

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