Monday, November 14, 2011

I have seen sparrows and the occasional Magpie
at my suet, but I was not expecting such an elegant
visitor when I looked out today.

"There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
I would have time, I thought, and time to spare,
With only streams and birds for company,
To build out of my life a few wild stanzas.
And then it came to me, that so was death,
A little way away from everywhere."

                                      A Dream of Trees

                                                    Mary Oliver


Anonymous said...

I don't seem to see Flickers in the winter. Maybe they migrate to the south. I need to look at up.

Roy said...

Such a colourful bird.

Guy said...

Hi Sandy

My Birds of Alberta says they are common from late March to Sept then most migrate south. but one of the local bird websites does note that some over winter and that these come to suet feeders, ants being hard to find.


Guy said...

Hi Roy

I always find them very beautiful the colours are so subtle.

Thanks for stopping by.


Kathiesbirds said...

I love flickers! You are so blessed to have one visit!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

You are right and it seems like it might turn into a regular visitor which would be really exciting.