Jan 022017
 

On Mark Street today, January 1, my husband and I saw two Northern Flickers land in our yard. A spectacular sight. Unfortunately they didn’t stay long enough for me to capture them in more than two photos. We hope they return – often!
Helen and Larry Keller

Northern Flicker 2 – Jan. 1, 2017 – Helen Keller

Northern Flicker – January 1, 2017 – Mark St. Peterborough – Helen Keller

Dec 252016
 

How’s this for a high triple at my feeder this morning: Eastern Towhee, Northern Flicker and American Kestrel ….. Followed by 3 Eastern Bluebirds while skiing on the rail trail!

Michael Gillespie, Keene

American Kestrel - Nima Taghaboni

American Kestrel – Nima Taghaboni

female Eastern Towhee (Tom Bell)

female Eastern Towhee (Tom Bell)

Eastern Bluebird (Kim Reid, June 2013)

Eastern Bluebird (Kim Reid, June 2013)

Northern Flicker by Sue Paradisis

Northern Flicker by Sue Paradisis

Dec 162016
 

The Northern Flicker was back on December 6 trying to find space in the crab-apple tree with the 2 dozen American Robins that were there. On December 5, the Cooper’s Hawk returned, flushing out a dozen Mourning Doves from the spruce.  Early Monday morning I was entertained by a young squirrel that I guess was experiencing a decent amount of snow for the first time. I watched it come down the truck of a tree, jump into the snow and instantly jump back up on to the trunk of the tree. It jumped into the snow and back on the tree repeatedly and was also running around the tree and pouncing on the snow. It was acting just like a puppy or kitten. Very amusing!

Sue Paradisis, Tudor Crescent

Northern Flicker and American Robin -Sue-Paradisis

Northern Flicker and American Robin -Sue Paradisis

Cooper's Hawk on bird it had captured (Karl Egressy)

Cooper’s Hawk on bird it had captured (Karl Egressy)