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Bird Brain:
Not a great photo by any means.... the sun was against me, as you can see. However, it's the closest photo I've ever gotten of a Northern Flicker. This one is a female.

I believe the mustache means it is a male. 

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Bird Brain:
Not a great photo by any means.... the sun was against me, as you can see. However, it's the closest photo I've ever gotten of a Northern Flicker. This one is a female.

I believe the mustache means it is a male. 

You are right, skpensfan!! My mistake. Another one of my middle-of-the-night-half-asleep errors!! I'm going to have to quit posting in the wee hours of the morning! Sleep

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Beautiful great blue herons - we post lots of heron pictures  -  they're such beautiful birds.

I didn't expect a lifer to show up on my deck this afternoon - but I'll take this black-headed grosbeak!

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Liam:

A competition? lol

Nah :)

 But it does raise an interesting question, or at least a possible difference in point of view;  being close up vs. a close-up picture.  Depending on the lens, you can get much more of a "close-up" while being at quite a distance, compared to being relatively close but getting a picture that's not a close-up.  

 

 

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