Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Monday, January 17, 2011

Flicker and Frozen Berries~

In all honesty, I do not know if Yellow-Shafted Flickers even eat frozen berries however, I only had 3 images of the lovely Flicker and it needed some colour to brighten up the post and thus, the frozen berries. Soon all of these berries will be eaten by various songbirds and squirrels and more than likely once the process begins, the trees will be empty the first day, or two. We are anticipating a nice winter snow fall this coming Thursday and I love how wildlife knows before the weatherman, how bad it may be, for they become so much more active~


  1. Hi Mary, And thanks for your question about deer and I do think White tailed is bigger than Roe Deer but I'm not an expert on deer. I hope to hear that your knee is feeling more pain free soon. I have OA in both knees and the pain is better once warm weather arrives - hope it does for you. Look forward to hearing if that flicker ate the berries-I guess it would because other bird do so therefore they contain nutrition?

  2. Awesome shots of the Flicker. It has been awhile since I have seen one here. Love the colorful berries.

  3. A beautiful woodpecker in the trees, thanks Mary.

  4. Nice shots of the flicker, and I love the red berries. I didn't realize that you were sick also; I haven't blogged in a few months due to serious health issues. I am glad to be back visiting my blogging friends. Hope you are feeling better soon.....

  5. Wonderful, wonderful! I haven't seen this bird before, so I was glad you showed us here.. I just love your heading!
    Best regards, Viola :)

  6. I hope you feel better soon, Mary! ASAP! I love the Flicker photos, and the berries definitely add a nice amount of color - good stuff!

  7. These are wonderful shots Mary! I love the juxtaposition of the red berries, which mirror the red feathers of the woodpecker!


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