Northern Flicker

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.

Hey…Follow me

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With the bottom of their acorn vault looking depleted a pair of Acorn Woodpeckers makes their way towards the top shelf of their tree. The first one confidently leading the way as if saying follow me. I love the colors and the button eyes of these guys.

Northern Flicker

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A Northern Flicker adding a wonderful splash of color to a December afternoon.

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Foraging away…

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or just sitting quietly brightening up the day.

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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.

Hey…Follow me

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With the bottom of their acorn vault looking depleted a pair of Acorn Woodpeckers makes their way towards the top shelf of their tree. The first one confidently leading the way as if saying follow me. I love the colors and the button eyes of these guys.

Hey…Follow me

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With the bottom of their acorn vault looking depleted a pair of Acorn Woodpeckers makes their way towards the top shelf of their tree. The first one confidently leading the way as if saying follow me. I love the colors and the button eyes of these guys.