As I looked at him his eye opened a little and he was convulsing, and his little feet and legs were frozen in this position. I picked him up and rubbed the feathers back down on his head and stared in amazement at how beautiful he was. The vibrant color was just amazing. There must be a reason why they have the little hearts on their underbody.
Anyway, as I was holding him he realized he was in the hands of a big monster and leapt free trying to fly and landed on the outdoor thermometer on the patio. I stood there six feet away and watched him for a minute. He made a "chick, chick" noise and flew out into the neighbors yard and was gone.
This is the second Flicker that has hit my patio windows in the last year and survived. They are much more hardy than the Dove. The Dove are usually killed instantly.
Thats my little story and I'm stickin' to it.
My intention was not to lead anyone on. I just don't know how to post two images at once yet. (collage)
Yesterday's story line and picture are here ⇰ http://tdm.smugmug.com/Daily-Images/Daily-Images/9998215_UbiPP#1067797317_aoLwL
The first flicker that was posted on the daily a year ago ⇰ http://tdm.smugmug.com/Daily-Images/Daily-Images/9998215_UbiPP#687230606_ehVkL
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