While enjoying a picnic near the Yellowstone river, this Northern flicker flew past and landed on a nearby dead tree. Flickers never stick around for more than a few seconds, so I knew I had to be quick if I wanted to get any photos of it. Thankfully, I had left me camera right beside me so as I grabbed it I rolled onto my stomach, propped the camera against my camera bag and fired off a few frames before it was gone. I find flickers one of the hardest birds to get decent photographs of, so I was pleased that this on turned out OK.
Category: Northern flicker
I have been trying unsuccessfully for over a year to get a decent photo of this bird. Finally I got this photo with the help of my parents who were driving (which makes it much easier to take pictures when you don’t have to do both at the same time!).