Phriday Photo – Flicker for Roger

This one is for Roger Tory Peterson who changed the world because of this bird.

Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker

The story of the flicker for those who don’t know it yet:

Very often a single bird will get a person started bird watching. In my case it was a flicker that I saw when I was eleven, which I thought was dead – it was just a bundle of brown feathers. All of a sudden it exploded into life. That was the crucial moment of my life. I was overwhelmed by the contrast between something that was so vital and something I had taken for dead. Ever since that day I’ve felt that birds are the most vivid expression of life. Birds symbolize freedom, and I think that is why bird watching is so important to so many people. – Roger Tory Peterson

3 thoughts on “Phriday Photo – Flicker for Roger

  1. I love flickers, myself. They’re far less common here in Louisiana then they were in Canada, which makes them even more of a treasure to me.

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