I was rushing out of the door to a photoshoot for a client when I saw this bird across the street. One of the first albums I made was of a flicker in the backyard, so I was pleased to have the chance to get some more shots. But, I didn't have the teleconverter with me: I was going out to take a mug-shot for a newsletter, so it didn't occur to me to take the whole kit and caboodle along.