Northern Flicker…

Look who was sitting in the crab apple tree when we came home from church on Sunday….

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A beautiful Northern Flicker.   He sure complimented the little red crab apples.

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Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re in the West – and a bright white flash on the rump.  More info HERE.

 

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8 comments on “Northern Flicker…

  1. Carole M. says:

    such a lovely combo’ the crabapples and the Flicker

  2. Boom & Gary says:

    They’re beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Pat says:

    I really love that first artistic edit!

  4. That looks like a very happy northern flicker. 🙂

  5. Wally says:

    Great images of one of my favorites! They always look so crisp and fresh!

  6. I rarely see these guys in my western NY yard and none for the winter..Lovely series for this week’s Nature Notes..thank you…Michelle

  7. Larry Jordan says:

    Northern Flickers are returning to my place too Erin. Nice shots!

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