I am so glad that I moved the suet feeders to the deck this year. I was almost late for work yesterday because I spotted this fellow out there. I knew we had Northern Flickers in the area...but never have I seen one this close....and he didn't even seem to mind me scuttling around the kitchen trying to find my camera. Or the swearing when it would focus in right.
He was eating fallen seeds from the other feeders at first.....
...then he flew up to the suet and stayed there awhile.
It would fly off to a tree limb close by and then back to the deck to munch some more.
It's looking like a good year for bird watching from the kitchen table :0) and a costly one for bird food. I have to buy more suet tomorrow and probably seeds too.
I am having trouble getting my camera to focus clearly so I have to figure out what the problem with that is....probably some sort of operator error.