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Northern Flicker

Imagine my surprise when I downloaded pictures and found this picture on there!  Surprise because I did not take it!  I am assuming one of the kids must have!  I just love it when they are able to see something that intrigues them and capture it on film.   🙂

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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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