With things quieting down for the evening we found a Northern Flicker sitting quietly facing into the glow of the evening light.
No Drumming, singing or calling just a silent sunset.
A quick visit with a Northern Flicker. This fine looking bird flew into a tree filled with a mixed flock of small songbirds foraging away on a cold November morning and we are glad she did.
She made a quick check to see what all the commotion was about checking to see if there was food of her liking on and old fir tree.
But alas, after a quick check of both limbs and trunk she decided to move on. A nice splash of color on a quiet fall day.
I really don’t know how you could dress better than this?
A Northern Flicker adding a wonderful splash of color to a December afternoon.
or just sitting quietly brightening up the day.
Side note: It appears the flicker has the same frenemy as we do. This day the flicker landed within the territory of one very aggressive red squirrel who charged the flicker from a distance of at least ten feet forcing the Flicker to quickly take flight. The upside of the altercation was we got a nice view of those very colorful wing and tail feathers on the underside of the Flicker.
A young male Downey Headed Woodpecker learning the ropes on a local tree.