My Christmas Gift

The Pres and I no longer exchange gifts on Christmas, although "Santa" always leaves him something...LOL!!

For me my Christmas gift was when I looked out the slider that day and was able to get more than a few shots of the Yellow Shafted Flicker.

Initially, it was on the feeder made for smaller birds.  Confused as to why and how it could get inside "the globe,"it hung out there for a little while.

It was during that time that the old woman (aka ME) noticed that the suet feeder needed filling.

I bundled up and headed out, hoping he would return after I vanished.

He did.  And then he took time to look right at the old woman.

just seeing, saying, and sharing...

My Christmas Gift

with you and those at


Gayle said…
Of course he returned. He knows who butters his bread so to speak.
MadSnapper said…
he looks like he is saying thank you.. he is a beauty
A little gift from the universe. Lovely.
Anonymous said…
How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your gift with us here. Hugs.
Ann Thompson said…
What a nice gift for you and for the Bird. I'm sure it appreciated the meal
Lea said…
A Yellow-shafted Flicker is indeed a treat to see! Great photos!
carol l mckenna said…
How delightful! Great photos of the sweet bird and lovely protection and food for it!
Stay warm!

Happy Week ahead,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
messymimi said…
Such a lovely thing to have happen for Christmas! He’s certainly a good looking bird.
Angie said…
Flickers have such vibrant feather patterns. Love it. I think he is saying thank you AND don't let it get empty AGAIN!
eileeninmd said…
Hello, the Flicker is a nice present. Great captures. I never see them at my feeders, you are lucky. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!
Stewart M said…
I think I should get one of those feeders for Christmas - and put the mince pies and chocolate inside to stop me getting at them!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
I wonder if the globe feeder would survive a raven attack. Last year he took my suet feeder and all. I'm having trouble with a blue jay this year. He swings on the seed feeders and throws all of the seeds out. I need to think about a way to mount it in such a way that it won't move on my bridge to shore railing. - Margy
Red Rose Alley said…
Oh my, I'm catching up on your posts tonight. Do you post everyday? I love to see all the snow around your neck of the woods, and this bird seems to like it too.


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