Feathers on Friday-Northern Flicker

Northern Flickers are large woodpeckers and this one decided to pay a visit to my backyard. Usually woodpeckers are not found on the ground, but Flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their slightly curved bill. Easily identifiable with their beautiful plumage and touch of red on the head and black on the neck. Always a welcome sight.2

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Feathers on Friday

12 thoughts on “Feathers on Friday-Northern Flicker

  1. We used to have a lot of these beautiful birds in New York, but I haven’t seen them around here. Don’t know if they live around here. Maybe at the edges, like Connecticut. They are lovely birds.

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  2. I am so glad you caught his red design on the back of his neck! I almost want to call it the “bird’s tattoo!” So cool and clear in each photograph, Lisa! Happy weekend to you! 🙂

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