In A Flicker—(woodpecker that is)

Have you ever had a bird photobomb your photo?

This happened to me several years ago when I lived along a lake and near a nature center wildlife refuge. There were always an abundance of birds at my feeders and this particular day the cardinals were everywhere.

I decided to grab my camera and snap a few shots of their beauty. So many cardinals eating at one time, with their bright red feathers against the silver feeders, made a colorful picture.

Just as I was about to take another picture, this big fellow, a flicker woodpecker, swoops in and flies right in front of the camera.

Of course, the cardinals were startled and flew away in every direction to escape, but the magnificent photo I got by accident was the best ever.

So I would say, the moral of this story is that photobombing is not always a bad thing, especially when it comes to birdwatching.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Perfect Timing

After being inside all morning, I decided to sit outside for awhile and watch the birds. When I stepped out the back door, what a delight it was to see this little guy sunning himself on the patio table.

He then jumped to the rose bush when he became camera shy. Can you find him among the leaves? His green color sure blends well with the bush.

As I turned to sit in the chair, there was another little friend soaking up the warmth from the bricks.

He was quite a climber and quickly was out of sight.

Two little lizard friends feeling right at home on my patio. It’s always nice to see your backyard beaming with what nature has to offer. All you have to do is be still and look around. The beauty of nature never disappoints.