May 11 , 2011
Birdwatching Dot Com
Northern flickers are "yellow-shafted" in eastern North America and "red-shafted" in the west. Here a female of the yellow-shafted race takes wing and reveals her yellow shafts.
Photo copyright 2011 Michael and Diane Porter
See more pictures
from This Morning Outside
Everyone interested in watching wild birds deserves her or his very own binoculars.
A good binocular for getting started does not have to be expensive, but it should have good optical quality.
The Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 costs only $99.99
A field guide (bird book) will help you to recognize the birds that
share your life.
One that we like a lot is the National Geographic Guide to Birds of North America, Fifth Edition. It covers all the
birds in North America, and the illustrations are beautiful.