Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gross or cool?

Introducing my resident Flicker.  A Flicker is a large woodpecker and I just love it when he comes to visit.  He likes to eat breakfast, lunch and his afternoon snack here.  I caught him enjoying some crabapples that never fell from the tree.  Lucky for him.  And lucky for me too, I love taking his picture.   But what I really wanted to show you was his tongue…

Check it out. Flicker 1 wm Flicker 2 wm Flicker 3 wm Isn’t that something!  I guess those were some delicious crab apples!  Maybe I should set out some napkins for him.

29 comments:

McCrakensx4 said...

How cool is that...way to get a great shot! Never know birds used their tongues like that!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Great picture - Cool! No wonder they need such a long beek!

The Cotton Wife said...

Amaaaaazing!! And I just love your logo.

Anonymous said...

That is just to cool!! I wonder if those crabapples are fermented?
signed
Theresa in ALberta

jen@odbt said...

Look at all the detail on the bird - he's pretty cool looking.

Anonymous said...

It's cool, but still......it gives me the willies!! LOL

Cool photos!

Lineman

Robyn said...

Wow that is amazing!What beautiful pictures!I never knew they had such long tongues.

Ben, Heather and kids said...

delicious apples indeed. i didn't realize they had such long tongues. wonder if he ever bites, i mean, pecks his tongue? :)

The J's said...

amazing photos!

Andrea said...

WOW!! It is cool!
Blessings, andrea

Woolverton Girl said...

Wow, that's awesome that you caught that on camera. I go with cool, not gross.

Anonymous said...

We had one of those in our yard this fall, but I didn't know what kind of pecker it was.

Great picture Carin!! And def cool!

It's me Carrie at the Slow Lane. Won't let me use my log in for some reason!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

That is a great picture, but I find it gross!

CountryCuties1994 said...

What an awesome pic, Carin. I really need to check out blogs more often. Am missing out :)

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Kind of gross, but amazing that you got it on camera!!! I guess I never realized that birds had tongues...

ourtinydot said...

Oh, Carin... no question, it's awesome! Great pictures! That's not a bird I'm familiar with.

Nezzy said...

What a beautifully captured picture! This Ozarks farm chick is just a little (LOT) jealous here.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Awesome photos. COol tongue.

Darcie said...

LOVE IT Carin. I often think to myself...man I need a camera like Carin, but I have come to realize...it is the person behind the camera. You take amazing pictures my dear.

Alicia said...

That is VERY COOL!!!!!!!!

MareBear said...

Now that is an amazing shot!

Anonymous said...

I vote GROSS but I think this would be an excellent entry for the Birds and Blooms magazine :) cbinureducier

Pony Girl said...

WOW! Who knew that birds even had tongues? Silly me! I love the photos, such great detail on his markings!! Just fabulous.

Cheryl said...

Awesome photo, need to enter it in a contest.

Larsen's in Wyoming said...

100% cool! You really know how to capture a moment! That could be the cover of National Geographic, it's a beautiful photo. Keep shooting and sharing, I love it!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow Girl those pictures are amazing. it is as if he is posing for you.

Kim said...

Definately cool that you were about to capture that! I love his name too!

Misty Dawn said...

That's AWESOME! What a unique and spectacular capture!

thedomesticfringe said...

Those are amazing shots!!! Very cool.

-FringeGirl