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Thursday, April 25, 2013

It Was A Rainy Day


Yesterday a rainy day and lots of activity in the yard . The birds and critters love  the rain . 

This guy is very skittish and it has taken me a few years to be able to get shots like this . He was just outside our back door so I hid and made no sounds and was able to finally get a few decent shots !


Northern Flicker  click name for info !

Member of the Woodpecker family !


They love to hammer the ground with their beaks deep  and sup up all the ants , as their beaks are in the ground their long tongue slurps up the ants  they do this on trees through the bark as well !


                          Lots of rain drops on my laundry line ! I like photographing rain drops !


   Spring flowers are blooming here  more now after yesterdays rain .  The sun is shining this morning and it  looks  to be a nice day !

Miggs and I are off for our walk soon !

                                                  Until next time . Thanks for popping by !

                                                           Country Gal


Muffy's Marks said...

Cool shots of the flicker, your patience has paid off. We're still buried in snow. Predicting a melt next week. Hope so!!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, great pictures of the Flicker, handsome bird.......Yes, a nice rain to freshen up the scenery.....Blessings Francine.

Jane and Chris said...

I DO like N. Flickers!
Have a lovely day.
Jane x

Buttons said...

Beautiful here this morning just like your photos:) B

Alica said...

The morning after a rain is always so refreshing! What a pretty bird!

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Gail said...

I rarely get a bird! Great job.

Love the rain drops.

Crafty Gardener said...

Love the flicker, haven't seen one in our garden yet. It is nice today and we are just taking a break from working outside.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Elaine girl .. we had rain later that day and evening and it did the garden so much good .. especially after I had transplanted the tree and a few perennials .. it was a good thing I did it when I did!
Now I too have topsoil to lay down and loads of mulch as well .. good weather on the horizon so I can get this work done ! LOL
Cute bird pictures .. and rain drops on the clothes line ;-)

Linda said...

You get some great birds there...
Good shots...
Rain here today...
We are off to the cottage in the am...

Linda :o)

Heather said...

Oh, raindrops... wish I had me some! Instead, we got 7 more inches of snow! Cheers~

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Raindrops are always a fun subject, I agree.i like taking reflection photos after a rainstorm.

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